Bone augmentation is very important
as a solid foundation for implants

If there is not enough bone for implantation, bone augmentation helps to anchor and secure the implant. Depending on how much bone is missing, different augmentation methods are used. We will inform you in detail below.

Causes of bone deficiency

Bone augmentation of the jawbone becomes necessary when it is lost in certain places.

The most common causes are:

After tooth loss, there is always loss of surrounding bones as well. During the healing process, the bone automatically loses height and width. If the tooth is not replaced with a prosthetic replacement (implant) soon, further bone loss occurs.
With multiple tooth extractions, the process of bone loss can be further accelerated and intensified by rubbing of inadequate dentures.
Advanced periodontitis can also cause bone loss. This disease of the gums, periodontium and bone is caused by bacterial inflammation aided by poor hygiene, smoking and tartar deposits.
Bone augmentation after tooth extraction can stop and reverse the loss of the bone itself.

Why bone augmentation?

Jaw augmentation itself is a common procedure today.

These are the reasons for bone augmentation:

Very often, the formation of bone structure is stimulated when dental implants are placed in their place instead of one or more lost teeth. Implants can replace a lost tooth well.

They are also considered great as an anchor for attaching dentures. For the implantation itself, the jaw must have a certain minimum height, width and density. Otherwise, bone augmentation can provide more bone during or before the implant itself is inserted.

Once well implanted, implants prevent further bone loss and allow for long-term preservation of the jaw.

Biological bone augmentation

Bone augmentation may be necessary as part of an implantation, because an implant requires sufficient bone mass to be firmly anchored in the jaw. But how does bone augmentation work in dental implants?
In principle, we only use the body’s own bones for dental implants. This is taken from a jaw area of the patient and introduced where there is not enough.

But why is only the body’s own bone used? The main reason is that foreign materials can be rejected by the body. This can lead to inflammation and implant loss. The body’s own bone, on the other hand, is recognized and accepted by the body as its own tissue. As a result, the implant can be better integrated into the jaw and the risk of rejection is significantly reduced. So it is a so-called biological bone augmentation.

In summary, it can be said that the biological bone augmentation plays an important role in tooth implantation and we only use the body’s own bone. This offers the advantage of better integration of the implant into the jaw and reduces the risk of difficulties.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is usually painless for the patient. However, there may be slight pain and swelling after the procedure, which can be treated well with painkillers and cooling.