Bone Graft

Bone Graft: Bone grafting treatments in the gums for the purpose of implanting dental implants are without a doubt one of the most wonderful and fascinating areas in the world of dentistry. If you suffer from a lack of bone in the jaw and therefore have not been able to undergo dental implant treatment in the past, medical technology now allows you to actually produce alternative bone tissue and later successfully implant a dental implant on which an aesthetic and functional artificial tooth will be installed. This is a real revolution!

Why is there a lack of bone tissue in the jaw?

In order to be able to implant a dental implant successfully, efficiently, and safely, there must be enough bone tissue that will hold the implant in place and it will be fully fixed on it. Conditions of jaw bone deficiency are an obstacle, but today the technologies of bone grafting in the gums make it possible to overcome what was once a barrier for many patients to perform dental implants. Common situations that cause a shortage actually include for example:

Gum disease affects the bone tissue and causes some of it to be absorbed and disappear.
When a tooth is missing for a long period of time, it causes a natural process of bone loss under that missing tooth. So when we come to perform a dental implant, there will not be enough bone in the area.
In cases of missing teeth in the upper jaw or for other reasons, the maxillary sinus cavity moves downwards and approaches the gums. This condition requires an artificial bone graft because it is not possible to insert an implant in the absence of sufficient bone tissue and it is forbidden to penetrate with the implant into the sinus cavity.

How does It work?

As mentioned, the process that makes it possible today to perform an artificial bone graft in dentistry is nothing less than a revolution. There are relatively old treatments that have been around for about twenty years and there are more innovative processes that are proven, approved, and of exceptional quality. The therapeutic procedure itself is determined by the individual case and by various professional parameters.

The essence of dental treatment for bone grafting in the gums includes the introduction of a dedicated and bone-like material into the relevant space into which a dental implant is to be inserted later. The jawbones are relatively spongy bone tissue, this is an important detail to understand the implantation process and the nature of the materials used.

In order to perform bone grafting in the gums, or bone production in the jaw, access to the gingival space in the relevant location must be obtained. This is done by making an appropriate surgical incision or immediately after tooth extraction in some cases. The materials used to perform artificial bone grafting are advanced, often bone-based biological materials. The artificial bone material is injected or applied to the patient's area and the opening is closed with a dedicated and sophisticated biological membrane that holds the material in place.

Bone grafting in the gums – the magic happens

‍Now the "magic" happens, the implanted artificial bone material begins to work and activate the body systems, this process, in turn, produces new bone tissue which replaces the artificial material and remains in a real and functional bone area. Some substances are a permanent bone substitute. After a suitable recovery time, a dental implant can be inserted which will be well absorbed and held in place by the new bone tissue.

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