Patients without sufficient bone mass for an implant may require a bone graft to complete nthe dental implant procedure. A bone graft can decrease the risk of implant rejection or failure, and can position the implant so that it is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Different graft materials are available, one popular choice being an alloplastic graft. Alloplastic grafts are not made of bone like other types of grafts. Instead, the bone graft material alloplast is usually made from hydroxyapatite, which is a natural mineral that is the primary component of bone. This is considered a synthetic bone graft, however, it is used more frequently than other types of bone grafts due to the material’s superior hardness, osteoconduction, and compatibility with natural bone. Hydroxyapatite is non-carcinogenic and non-inflammatory, making it an extremely safe material to use. The patient’s natural bone grows around the material, building up the implant site.