Bone augmentation

It often happens that someone is fighting with tooth loss for a long time and decides to undergo the implantation when it is too late and almost impossible to make it, which cause several problems.

In this case, the bone grows thin, a part of it works off, and bone replacement is necessary before the implantation, which is done by operative dentist, sometimes a large-scale surgery is required.

The implnatation could not be done if the quantity or quality of the bone is inadequate. Bone replacement is a type of operation, where the bone substance is filled with bone replacement- material or the patient’s own bone. The type of bone replacement-material is decided by the given circumstances. In the field of Operative Dentistry, artificial bonegraft materials are used as well as the bone of the patient itself. The advantage or disadvantage of the used material is depending on the given circumstances, different patients react differently, thought the patient’s own bone integrates faster, making the whole operation more foudroyant.

The place of origin for the bone used for replacement could be located in the thicker part of the jaw, or the hipbone, depending on the quantity of the bone at each location. These surgeries are more complicated, but in most cases, there is no alternative for the bone replacement, which is indispensable for the implantation.

Sinus lift surgery

When the roots of the teeth in the maxilla dive into the sinus, a large-scale of bone loss could follow the tooth loss. In case of an implantation of a maxillary molar, the bone is thin between the sinus and the buccal cavity, a surgery is required, in this case bone replacement, also known as sinus lift.

In this case, the bone replacement material gets between the sinus mucosa and the bone and only after this could the implantation to the maxilla take place.

If only a small amount of bonegraft material is required at the sinus lift surgery, it is possible to make the two operation, the bone replacement and the implantation at the same time.

If the bone loss is severe, the time for the ossification requires usually 6-8 months and the implantation could take place only after this.

The bone replacing surgeries take place through the buccal cavity, usually with local anaesthesia, these dental operations are not too stressful for the patient. Minimal pain could occur after the surgery, but that will expire soon, if the patient keeps the round of duties after the surgery, as well as the doctor’s prescription. These round of duties are very important in the case of ossification, the patient will receive exact information about them, from the Operative Dentist.

Bone replacement is a complex dental operation, you probably have numerous questions about the topic. First, you need to clarify, whether you need a bone replacing or sinus lifting operation. The easiest way to do this is to visit us at our office for a consultation. Free of charge, where your therapist would make an accurate diagnosis about the condition of your teeth to help the decision, whether you need this operation or not.