Have you been told you lack sufficient bone for dental implants?
Patients may lack bone in the upper or lower jawbone due to a combination of factors: natural bone loss with ageing, periodontal disease, accident, or prolonged denture wear and missing teeth resulting in bone atrophy. Bone graft / regeneration is the process of building up existing bone to create a sufficient foundation for dental implant placement. The bone added is powder or block form. Sinus lifts have also allowed many patients to have successful dental implant treatments by grafting additional bone near the sinus or by lifting the sinus membrane.
The ultimate success of a dental implant largely depends on the quality and quantity of bone in which it is placed. Dental bone grafts can be placed prior to surgery to allow more time for healing or during the implant procedure. Bone grafts will be covered by a membrane to allow for healing and additional bone growth.
By examining the CT scan, our team will provide an estimate on whether and how much additional bone may be required. Our team may also recommend a bone graft during or shortly after an extraction in order to prevent further bone loss and prepare the site for a future implant.
Using modern bone grafting and bone regeneration techniques, the Smiles Peru dental team has successfully placed dental implants in many cases where the patient was told an implant was impossible. Some of these cases will be all on four, all on six, or all on eight cases in order to maximize the use of available bone. If you have been told dental implants are not possible in your case, please contact us for a complimentary online consultation.