Dental bone augmentation

Bone augmentation is a crucial procedure in restoring the bone necessary to support dental implants. This procedure allows patients who do not have sufficient natural bone to have implants placed, thereby improving mouth functionality and the aesthetics of the smile. Our team uses advanced techniques and materials to ensure successful and long-lasting results.

What is Dental Bone Augmentation?

Dental bone augmentation is a procedure that increases the amount of bone in the jaw, particularly in areas where bone has been lost or has atrophied. The procedure involves adding a bone graft, which can be obtained from other parts of the patient’s body, from donors, or can be synthetic. This procedure is the foundation for the successful placement of dental implants.

When is Bone Augmentation Necessary?

Bone augmentation is necessary when a patient wants implants but does not have enough healthy bone to support them. This can happen due to various reasons, including periodontal disease, injury, or bone atrophy after long-term tooth loss. Without an adequate amount of bone, implants would not have a firm foundation and could not functionally or aesthetically satisfy the needs.

Bone Augmentation Process

Preparation for Bone Augmentation Procedure

Preparation for bone augmentation includes a thorough diagnosis of the jaw condition and the patient’s overall health. Radiological exams like CT scans are used to plan the exact location and amount of graft needed. Patients also receive instructions on how to prepare for the surgery, including dietary and medication recommendations.

Bone Augmentation Procedure

During the procedure, the bone graft is placed in the area where bone is deficient. The graft can be harvested from other parts of the patient’s body, such as the hip or jaw, or alternative materials like allograft or synthetic materials can be used. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia and may include sedation to ensure maximum comfort for the patient.

Recovery and Aftercare for Bone Augmentation

After the procedure, it is important to follow the care instructions to ensure proper healing and integration of the graft. This includes maintaining oral hygiene, avoiding hard foods and smoking, and regular visits to the dentist for check-ups. Recovery can take several months, during which it is crucial for patients to adhere to all medical advice.

Benefits of Dental Bone Augmentation

Bone augmentation allows patients to benefit from dental implants, even if they were previously unsuitable candidates due to lack of bone. In addition to providing a solid foundation for implants, this procedure significantly enhances the stability and durability of the implant-supported restoration.

Contact Us for More Information

If you are considering bone augmentation or have any questions about the procedure, feel free to contact us. Our experts are available to provide all the necessary information and help you understand every step involved in the process. You can visit our clinic or contact us by phone or email to schedule a consultation. Experience how our approach to individualized planning and quality procedures can help you achieve your oral health goals.