Bone grafting is the process of building up a person’s jawbone to accommodate a dental implant or other restorative device. Bone grafting is a common procedure that is used for dental implants and other periodontal work. The bone used to graft is taken from a sample from the patient, typically taken from another area of the mouth when drilling takes place. The bone fragments are suctioned through the mouth and used for the bone graft. Cadaver bone fragments are also used when needed. Such bones fragments are harvested by bone banks and are a very safe source for bone donation.