We often find that patients have lived with missing teeth for many years, this can sometimes be due to gum disease, traumatic tooth loss or excessive wear and tear.
During that time, the jawbone may have receded quite dramatically around the areas where teeth are missing (after all, the jawbone is present to hold the teeth in place, once teeth are missing, it will start to shrink back). This process can leave patients with vastly reduced bone volume and altered facial features.
Of course, in implant dentistry, we do require a certain amount of bone into which to place implants and this is where we rely on sinus lifts & bone augmentation techniques.
At our clinic in Malvern, our skilled & experienced dental implant surgeons are able to carry out bone augmentation procedures
Bone augmentation procedures can be carried out to restore bone height and width which will ultimately mean successful placement of dental implants. We use a variety of bone augmentation materials at our clinic in Malvern;
- Bovine Bone
- Irradiated human bone – similar to that used in hospitals for hip replacements and such like
- Man-made bone substitutes
Bone Augmentation allows us to place implants with ease
We will select materials based on individual needs, necessitated by the proposed final result. Bone augmentation can often be carried out at the same time as implant placement, which reduces the need for additional treatment sessions. We gently place and manipulate the bone into the tooth socket or around the area where we need to create more volume and then close your gum tissue over the top. The area will be left to ‘fuse’ and the bone will form a matrix whereby your own bone tissue will grow around it, ultimately making one type of bone indistinguishable from the other.
A key part of your initial journey with the implant team at our clinic in Malvern will be your consultation.
Treatment will be planned in great detail, after all, implant dentistry is designed to last for many years. We plan Bone Augmentation procedures with great precision and care. Bone density and availability is assessed using our state of the art Carestream CT scanner. This CBCT machine offers patients high-resolution and low dose scanning along with simple patient positioning and overall comfort of use.
If you are required to undergo Bone Augmentation surgery, we can provide Conscious Sedation to ensure that the entire experience is relaxing and stress-free. All treatment options will be explained in detail prior to commencing treatment and will have the opportunity to ask questions and share worries or concerns.
If you are worried about missing teeth, or are fed up with loose, uncomfortable dentures please don’t hesitate to call our wonderful team today at Ascent Dental Care Malvern, to book your free consultation