Bone graft prior to dental implant
When a tooth is extracted, the remaining tooth socket and surrounding bone will shrink during healing.
This shrinkage can often present a problem for the tooth replacement via dental implant, as there may be inadequate volume of bone to support the implant. In cases like these, the toothless site may need a bone graft (supplement) to increase the bone volume prior to dental implant placement.
A new state-of-the-art technique involves converting the newly extracted tooth into autogenous (from yourself) bone graft which is compacted into the tooth socket at the same tooth extraction appointment. This procedure minimizes the undesirable bone shrinkage which would usually occur after extraction.
As the bone graft material is sourced from your own tooth, this bone graft is the most biologically compatible material which provides the best bone-forming potential when compared to other bone graft materials derived from a human bone banks, animal sources or synthetic materials. The best bone-forming potential means the greatest ability by your own bone to fill the tooth socket with as much native bone as possible, thus leading to a more predictable and successful dental implant result.
Dental implants are ideal to replace 1 or 2 missing teeth, because dental implant does not need to rely on adjacent teeth being cut in order to replace the missing teeth.
Dental Implant Involves the Following Steps
- 1.Intra oral digital video scan of the area of missing teeth in the mouth.
- 2.3D xray of the mouth.
- 3.3D plan of the implant type and location in the mouth.
- 4.Implant placement in the mouth using a 3D planned surgical guide.
- 5.Wait 3-6 months for the implant to integrate with the jaw bone.
- 6.Place a custom made connector and ceramic crown on to the implant.