In instances when you have lost a tooth or teeth, the gum and bone begins to disappear leaving you with an indentation. This indentation may be limiting if you are considering implant treatment. In order to properly have an implant placed that is both functional and aesthetic, your doctor may need to rebuild the bone and gum tissue in this area. A variety of different bone graft materials can be used to build up the bone. Your clinician will review these with you.