Bone loss can have different causes. Accidents, inflammation of the gums and bone due to bacterial tooth plaque , so called Periodontitis or early tooth loss. The jaw bone diminishes due to the lack of mechanical loading. A sufficient amount of bone is essential to ensure stability of your dental implants or teeth.
Human bone possesses the ability to Regenerate, to rebuild missing bone.
There are various types of bone regeneration.
Bone loss can have many different causes. Accidents, or inflammation of the gums and bone due to bacterial tooth plaque, so called periodontitis. Also after teeth have been removed the height and thickness of the jaw bone diminishes due to the lack of mechanical loading.
However, a sufficient amount of bone is essential to ensure longterm stability of your dental implants or teeth.
It can also be critical for ensuring the attractiveness of your teeth and gums.
Human bone possesses the ability to regenerate, in other words, to rebuild missing bone.There are multiple types of bone loss regeneration.Guided bone regeneration and guided tissue regeneration are among the most common regeneration procedures.
A bone graft is used to recreate bone and soft supporting tissues lost for example due to gum disease. Regenerative surgery regrows these lost tissues. Before your surgery, you need to have basic periodontal treatment called scaling and root planing.
You also must be taking very good care of your teeth. The goal of this surgery is to coax the body into rebuilding the bone and other structures that attach a tooth to the jaw.
Bone grafting materials commonly used include bits of your own bone, which is the best, or donor bone, bovine bone or synthetic bone. Barriers, like membranes, are used to cover the grafting material in the early stages of healing and prevent the gums from growing into the bony defect.
After the graft is in place, the gums will be put back over the treated site and stitched into place. During the next six to nine months, your body fills in the area with new bone and soft tissue. You most likely will get a prescription for pain medicine to be used after surgery.
Mouth rinses containing chlorhexidine are commonly prescribed after periodontal surgery.
Bone volume to accommodate dental implants is an important consideration when planning implant treatment. Any deficiencies in jaw bone structure can be resolved using a number of bone augmentation techniques. They either facilitate the placement of an implant, or improve the aesthetic outcome of the implant by improving the contour of the supporting structures.
Like for periodontal bone loss there are different restorative or regeneration tecniques. Bone graft material can be bovine or synthetic.
This does not require additional procedures to use the patients own bone. In the lower jaw we have additional bone splitting or bone spreading tecniques, when the hight of the bone is sufficient but more volume is needed.
In the upper jaw molar region we offen need more hight, so tecniques known as internal or external sinus lift use space in the sinus to augment bone volume. For special cases when no regeneration tecnique can be applied we can use very short but wide implants.