Today dental implantation is the best available way to replace missing teeth. In certain anatomical circumstances implantation is not a real option. Insufficient volume of native bone may well be an example of ineligibility.
Bone reconstructive procedures are indeed major oral surgical treatments requiring thorough grounding and skills; however this does not mean you undergo painful and stressful treatments. Owing to the continuous innovation of dental technology, artificial bone grafts are available thus the risk of these procedures is low.
You might be in need of bone reconstruction:
- If bone has receded in the absence of teeth and natural stimulus of the bone, so the bone can no longer accommodate implants.
- If we plan to replace your removable denture with fixed, implant-supported prosthetics but the bone condition is poor.
- In cases when the sinus base is too close to where implant should be inserted therefore bone graft is necessary to fill up the sinus.
- As time passes sinus tends to expand while its bony bottom gets thinner. When tooth is being extracted from that area, there is a risk sinus may opens up accidentally. In such case sinus should be closed and the missing bone replaced.
Whether bone reconstruction is a must can only be confirmed following a thorough examination.
As experienced oral surgeons Dr. Ruszin and Dr. Nagy are able to inform you if bone reconstruction is necessary for your implantation.
Request an appointment for a free consultation with one of our oral surgeons. Following a thorough examination they will provide detailed information for you on the bone conditions and possible bone augmentation.
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