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In the past, implants were sometimes not possible if the jawbone was too narrow or too thin to accommodate them. Such deterioration or atrophying of the jawbone can happen for several reasons.
Most commonly, the bone naturally loses strength and volume in reaction to the absence of force acting on it. A frequent contributing factor is the very widespread problem of periodontal disease, which can damage the bone before the old tooth is removed.
Constant developments in implantation technology, however, have made it possible to make up for some deficiencies in the bone.
There are now a range of bone augmentation (or grafting) techniques which we can use to build up the jawbone wherever it is too weak to accommodate an implant,.
The most appropriate technique is decided on an individual basis when drawing up the treatment plan.
This kind of surgery naturally extends the period of treatment because the bone graft usually has to integrate with the body before it can take the implants. Where the two procedures can be applied at the same time, the fusing and healing time is greatly reduced
There are two basic kinds of bone graft:
- Own bone
- Syntetic bone
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