With increasing age, in the event of chronic periodontitis (inflammation of the gum) and other risk factors, the bone substance of the jaw bone degrades. The result: The root of the tooth has increasingly less secure hold in the degrading bone – until it falls out. So more people lose their teeth because of periodontitis than tooth decay.
Your jaw bone remains strong and solid when it is subject to pressure. The teeth above the roots put pressure on the bones while chewing. This pressure is not present when there are no teeth. The bone keeps receding even further.
The jaw bone can become so thin that dental implants cannot take hold in it. They would protrude too far out of the bone, even with the smallest possible size of implants.
In a case like this, your Dentaprime F3T surgeon can perform what’s known as a bone augmentation (regeneration). In small areas, such as the area around just one or two teeth, they can often build up the bone and place the implant at the same time. In larger areas, the bone is first built up and the implant inserted after a healing period of up to 6 months. The method used for vertical build-up of the side tooth area of the upper jaw is the sinus lift.
For bone augmentation at the Dentaprime F3T Dental Clinic, we work with specific bone replacement materials such as BIO-OSS. The latter are highly-developed high-tech bio-products, which deliver outstanding results and reliable long-term success (15 years).
Your Dentaprime F3T surgeon may enrich the nano-crystals on the bone replacement material with growth agents, in order to accelerate the healing. One naturally-effective method involves using bone material which was collected during preparation,and contains the body’s own growth agents.
Your Dentaprime F3T surgeon will explain which method and process is best for you after a diagnosis in the Dentaprime F3T Clinic. We do this by taking a three-dimensional model of your jaw with a highly-modern volume tomograph.
The specialists at the Dentaprime F3T Dental Clinic perform bone augmentations practically every day. This experience guarantees ideal results.