A bone graft is a minor surgical procedure that is performed to increase the volume of the jawbone in order to support a dental implant. When a tooth is lost, the jawbone in the area can begin to deteriorate, which can make it difficult to place a dental implant. A bone graft involves using bone from another part of the body, or a bone substitute material, to add volume to the jawbone. The bone graft material is placed in the area where the implant will be placed, and it is allowed to heal for several months before the implant can be placed. Bone grafting can help to ensure that the dental implant has a solid foundation and a higher success rate.