Are they really necessary?
Not enough bone …. Do not loose hope
Do not anguish if u have been told by your implantologist that u do not have sufficient bone to place dental implants.
Have u ever heard the old adage ” when u don’t use, u loose” this applies to jaw bone too. Your bone stays thick and tall when your teeth are there stimulating your bone everyday if u loose your teeth your jaw bone shrinks from disuse.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone, bone has the ability to regenerate completely but requires a very small fracture space or some sort of scaffold to do so. Bone grafts may be,
- Autologous ( bone harvested from patients body)
- Allograft ( cadaver bone obtained from bone bank)
- Synthetic ( made of hydroxyapatite or biocompatible substances)
- Delayed treatment time: Patient has to wait for 4- 10 months for their teeth after mandibular block grafts and sinus lifts.
- Postoperative infection.
- Unpredictable healing.
- Less mineralised than native bone.
- Commercial bone grafts are very expensive.
Jaw bone consists of spongy alveolar bone which supports the teeth and the basal bone below alveolar bone.
Conventional two piece implants are inserted in spongy alveolar bone and due to its nature spongy alveolar bone requires 3 -6 months in order to fuse together with implants to provide a stable foundation for new teeth. In cases of bone recession it is spongy alveolar bone which recedes and as conventional two piece implants are fixed in spongy alveolar bone, bone recession renders their installation impossible.
Swiss IHDE dental implants are inserted into the layer of hard bone beyond the spongy bone known as basal bone. This basal bone provides a immediate stable foundation for new teeth, while the implants gradually fuse together with the spongy alveolar bone. It is highly preferable to place implants in native or basal bone which is more highly mineralised in comparison to grafted bone which is less mineralised.
- Avoidance of augmentation ( bone build up )
- Avoidance of additional surgical risk procedures.
- Cost & time savings ( bone grafts are very expensive)
Cost savings are only one consideration it is certainly an advantage to be able to save 1/3 of the overall treatment costs by dispensing with bone augmentation procedures but what is really more important for many patients is that basal implants finally give them the treatment option they really want.Contact Us for more details