A bone graft is often recommended after an extraction in order to preserve the bone level and help prevent the possibility of a dry socket occurrence. Bone graft material consists of small particles of freeze dried bone that are packed into the empty socket immediately following an extraction. The site is then covered by a membrane and closed with a suture. Once healed, the site of the graft will consist of dense mature bone ready for dental implant placement. A bone graft can also consist of the patients own bone from a donor site. Whether a patient is getting a dental implant or a full or partial denture, a bone graft can help preserve the bone level which increases the success rate of both options.