Don’t Have Enough Bone for the Implant?
If you are diagnosed with a condition where there is not enough bone for the implant, this will not prevent you from having your dental implant.
Advanced implant dentistry and oral surgery techniques are now available to compensate for the loss of bone mass and prepare you for permanent dental implants and single, multiple or full tooth replacement procedures.
Why don’t I have enough bone for the implant?
When there is not enough bone for the implant, this may be due to:
.Bone atrophy (the process of reducing the jawbone). This occurs after tooth loss because the jawbone is no longer stimulated by the tooth roots and shrinks.
.Bone loss caused by infection and abscesses from diseased teeth
.Bone loss from a history of periodontal (gum) disease
.Large sinuses (maxillary sinus enlargement or pneumatization) above the upper jaw that normally cover where the bone is located
Individual variations in anatomy.
When the jawbone shrinks, it will reach a stage where there is not enough bone to place the implants, and this can be resolved with a specific oral surgery such as All On 4.
Bone graft or ‘graftless’ dental implant solutions: Which is right for me?
If you’ve been told you don’t have enough bone for the implants, we can offer you an immediate graft-free solution for bone grafting or regeneration (to create a healthy bone foundation for implants) or a still reliable solution with limited bone availability dental implant method.
Bone grafting is the process of “adding bone mass” where there is a bone deficiency. Graft bone material can be obtained from your own bone or from external bone replacement materials or donor bone. Bone grafting can be done through particulate bone in guided bone regeneration or in a bone block (block graft or ring graft).
Bone grafting is one of the advanced treatment techniques that can be easily applied under sedation. While the bone graft is integrated, you will usually continue to use a temporary solution, such as a denture or bridge, if needed. Once additional bone is integrated, dental implants can be placed to act as a base for the teeth. This aims to provide a safe long-term bone and gum foundation around your implants.
Graftless implant solutions work using properly designed or angled implants that can make good use of limited, existing bone to support your new teeth without the need for bone graft procedures, multiple surgeries or treatment steps.
These methods are suitable for complete tooth replacement (not just single implants) and include our methods most commonly using All On 4 implants, basal implants, and in cases of severe bone loss, zygoma implants and pterygomaxillary implants. . If it suits you, the benefit of graft-free options may include cost, time (often immediate results), only one procedure, and less surgical recovery.
Modern methods allow implant tooth replacement options that look and feel natural even in cases of serious dental problems, aesthetic problems and bone deficiency. And all of these solutions are available in the comfort of our clinic. You can contact us for more information.