A small block of substitute bone is shaped to restore the ridge to its original form prior to bone loss. The block is secured in place and the surrounding area is covered with additional bone product to help create a more natural shape. A specialized membrane is then placed over the site to improve healing. When the bone has successfully matured the titanium screws are removed. This type of bone grafting can restore severe cases of bone loss, making it possible to successfully place dental implants, and enjoy the benefits of secure replacement teeth.