Peru Dental - Lima Peru Dentist

Bone Augmentation Grafts

photo dental implant bone graftBONE GRAFTING

The success of a dental implant and its ability to support a new restoration is very much dependent upon how much bone is available in the site where the implant is placed. There are lots of things that affect the bone volume including periodontal (gum) disease, trauma and infections, not to mention it is not unusual to open up a site in the mouth for implant placement and find out that some of the critical supporting bone is missing.                                      

However, it’s not a problem either as we have great techniques available in modern dentistry to replace missing bone. We can increase the height, volume and the width of jaw bone, in many cases during the same appointment as implant placement. We can even use grafting techniques to prevent the loss of bone in circumstances where bone would normally be lost - for example, after the extraction of a tooth.

Replacing missing bone or adding to existing bone is sometimes essential to the success of a dental implant and the restoration that follows. We will have a good idea of when additional bone or bone repair will be necessary before actually starting the placement of a dental implant, and patients should be aware of the possibility of bone grafting when considering placing dental implants at our clinic here in Lima, Peru.

Naturally, whatever the circumstance, we are always prepared to replace or add to the existing bone as required with synthetic bone grafts or even bone block grafts, taking natural bone from other areas of the mouth and placing it where needed.

In the image above, you can see how bone grows around the threads of a dental implant which is what keeps it strong and firmly in place.