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Bone Augmentation

What is Bone Augmentation

Some old age people do not have enough healthy natural bone to support dental implants because of some conditions such as:

  • Gum disease
  • Developmental tooth defects
  • Wearing dentures for long period
  • Facial injury or trauma
  • Empty spaces left after teeth are removal

When the natural bone is note restored with dental procedures, several techniques are implemented to rebuild the bone to provide a strong and firm foundation for implant supported teeth. Just after the procedure, a patient can do their everyday work in a regular manner and continue in between dental appointments also.

Our Dental expert will suggest you if you need bone augmentation procedure to enhance bone stability for Dental Implant. Bone augmentation technique is performed under anesthesia by an Implant specialist.

The most common techniques performed for the bone augmentation.

Bone Grafts

The procedure involves building up the jaw bone by using a section of your own bone from another location of the mouth or a synthetic bone material. Your dentist will prescribe you antibiotics, an antibacterial mouthwash, along with a diet plan, to avoid damage to the graft. Once the bone fused completely with natural bone, an Implant will be placed.

Sinus Lift

Upper back missing teeth are most difficult to restore because the sinus cavity becomes larger as the natural bone degenerates over time and remains insufficient bone for the implant. For such cases, the dentist suggests sinus lift procedure. In this procedure, bone is added beneath the sinus so that one or more implants can be placed. Once the sinus lift is done, in around 12 months, dental implants can be placed.

Ridge Expansion

In old people, if there are missing teeth from a long time, their jaw isn’t wide enough or strong to support dental implants, so dentist suggests ridge augmentation. This procedure involves the addition of bone graft material to a short ridge, or space created on top of the jaw due to missing teeth. Some situations allow implants to be placed right after a ridge expansion while in other situations require approximately 4 to 12 months assuring the ridge has fully healed first.

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