Dental Implants

Implant Bone Graft

Implant Bone Graft

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Bone Regeneration for Dental Implants

Do you have tooth loss or have been without a tooth for a long time? Have you been advised against dental implants due to inadequate bone?

No need to worry. Patients with insufficient bone can still undergo a pre-prosthetic procedure, such as a bone graft, to rebuild the bone and make dental implants possible.

Determining Bone Sufficiency

Many patients we encounter have ignored their untreated missing teeth, resulting in difficulties related to insufficient bone density.

Jaw bone loss often manifests via symptoms such as teeth shifting, gum shrinkage, and facial sagging. Occasionally, it can be a silent issue, with most patients experiencing bone loss within six months.

The time period required to correct this problem varies depending on its severity. If a bone graft is necessary, an additional healing period of several months is necessary for the graft to heal before proceeding with implant placement.


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The Bone Graft Procedure Overview

This treatment entails extracting bone from areas where it is surplus and not functionally necessary, often sourced from a different portion of the mouth.

Alternatively, artificial bone material of bovine origin can be used to build up areas where the volume of bone is lacking.

Subsequently, the extracted or artificial bone is grafted onto your jawbone, allowing sufficient volume to support an eventual implant.

A well-established and reliable procedure, it is important in preparing patient mouths to adequately support implants.

Depending on the specific circumstances, additional procedures such as sinus elevation or augmentation may be necessary. However, these could extend the healing time by several months and potentially delay the scheduled implant placement.


Also see: Procedures that you might need prior to the implant

Indications for a Sinus Lift

In the upper jaw, the presence of the sinus may limit bone height. To correct this, a Sinus Graft or Sinus Lift procedure can be performed. Learn more.

The sinus graft becomes the preferred treatment when the required additional volume and bone height are beyond a few millimeters.

This minor procedure involves creating a small window, approximately 1cm in diameter, to gently lift the sinus lining and place bone.

We recommend a healing period of 3 – 6 months before proceeding with implant placement.

It is crucial to consult with a restorative dentist to check your suitability for implants and discuss the procedure feasibility.

Through x-rays, the dentist can promptly check for the necessary procedures for a successful implantation.


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Dental Implant Questions

  1. Lifespan of Dental Implants:
  2. Can Dental Implants last Indefinitely? Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and tissues, the titanium implant functions like a natural root. The lifespan of your implant also relies on the care and maintenance of your oral health.
  3. Pain and Discomfort: Is Pain Associated with Dental Implant Placement? When we  place the implant, we are careful to carry out a pain-free procedure and if required various sedation methods suitable for nervous patients.
  4. Age Requirement for Dental Implants: Is There a Minimum Age for Dental Implant Treatment? While there is no specific age limit, our dentists recommend individuals to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure.
  5. Safety of Dental Implant Treatment: We employ Computer Guided implant placement techniques. We also employ comprehensive planning systems to ensure the success and safety of the implant treatment.
  6. Value of Dental Implants: Assessing the Benefits of Dental Implants: A dental implant offers numerous oral health advantages, including smile enhancement, stabilisation of adjacent teeth, and protection against gum disease.
  7. Pain in the Implant Process: Managing Discomfort in the Implant Process: Some slight discomfort may following the placement of a new implant, which minimized through modern anaesthetics. Post-procedure, swelling and slight aching may occur for 1-2 days. Many patients undergo multiple implants in a single day with minimal pain or distress. Existing patient have described this discomfort as no worse than that experienced after a tooth removal.

Implant Guide

Implants undergo colour matching and meticulous shaping to seamlessly harmonize with your natural teeth. Implant teeth are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Long-Lasting Dental Implants

Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and surrounding tissues, the artificial titanium structure functions just like a natural root.

When we insert a titanium implant into the jawbone, it becomes an integral part of your oral structure.

This provides numerous health advantages, such as slowing or stopping bone loss, reinforcing the jawbone's structure, and diminishing the likelihood of gum disease due to better cleaning when compared to dentures.[Learn More.]

Longevity of Dental Implants

When appropriately cared for, dental implants boast a lifespan ranging from ten to twenty-five years or even longer.

Dental implants are beneficial for:

  • Tooth loss due to trauma, accidents, or injuries
  • Missing teeth resulting from gum disease or insufficient bone
  • Substituting old, worn, or fractured dentures
  • Integrated treatments like Implant-Retained Dentures
  • Offering both removable and fixed options
  • Addressing individual tooth loss or entire arches in a single session

The long term success of your implant depends on your commitment to your oral health. [Discover more.]

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