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.

Bone augmentation materials:

They can be used in one piece as a block augmentate, and bone shavings or granules of bone structures can also be used. In our practice, we usually use animal or synthetic bone replacement material, which has so far proved to be the most reliable.

Own replacements are much more demanding and their use sometimes requires hospitalization of the patient and recovery is longer.

Bone augmentation prolongs the healing time of implants by two to three months, with the duration of recovery being individual to the patient to the patient.

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