Bone grafting is a procedure by which the jawbone is built up to accommodate a dental implant or other restoration. Bone grafting is a common procedure that is used frequently for dental implants and other periodontal procedures. The bone used for the graft is sometimes self-donated by the patient. Many times, the bone is taken from another area of the mouth. The bone fragments are moved from one area of the mouth and placed in the graft site. Another source often used is is cadaver bone fragments. They are harvested by bone banks and are a very safe source for bone donation.