Why I need bone grafting for dental implants?

Complete tooth loss is usually a function of the patient’s age.It will often be accompanied by a loss of available bone substance, which may be insufficient to support implants, so that the treatment time is considerably lengthened.
A safe foundation is a must for any implant.If no safe foundation is available, an implant cannot be inserted, or else the bone has to be built up first. There are several different ways of doing this, depending on what makes sense and what is feasible in each individual case and for each individual patient.

Sometimes it is possible to remove a piece of the patient’s own bone at a suitable location and to transplant it to where more jawbone substance is needed.

This type of bone, the patient’s own bone, will fuse with the existing jawbone to form a stable structure over time.

Alternatively, it is possible to use so-called bone replacement material, which triggers a biological process that will also finally result in creating more and more stable bone substance for dental implant.

In the upper jaw, an additional layer of bone can be created by lifting the sinus floor above the implant site and then lining it with bone (replacement) material.

 

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