Implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth. In the digital implant article, we look at the difference between traditional and digital surgery.
You must have enough bone for implantation. If the tooth is missing, the bones will gradually disappear and if there won’t be enough bone, the dentist will have to perform the bone grafting.
Lack of sufficient bone tissue in the jaw can have a variety of causes, including injury or damage to the face, genetic abnormalities, or the presence of empty space after tooth extraction. In the past, implants were not possible for those with insufficient bone tissue in the gums and jaws, but implantation is now possible with bone graft surgery.
Bone grafting is done to strengthen the damaged and lost areas of the bone, to create a proper implant base and to facilitate bone growth. Sometimes the bone width or length of the surgery site is not sufficient. In this case, we will compensate for it with different techniques and with different grafts of bone and gum.
The efficacy of implants is determined when they are well attached to the jawbone, but if the jawbone won’t have sufficient structure and quality, the bone grafting operation strengthens and improves it at the implant site. Bone grafting is a very successful procedure because the bone is capable of producing tissue. Bone grafting will increase bone volume and make the implantation much easier in the future.
In digital dentistry, bone graft surgery with digital anesthesia will not cause much pain and will lessen the pain of tooth extraction. After the anesthesia disappears, the pain will be minimized by taking painkillers and medications.
Complete recovery after surgery requires time and usually takes 1 to 6 months. It will also depend on the patient’s health and well-being.
Causes of bone resorption and increased need for a bone graft, we can mention to diabetes and osteoporosis
Diagnosis of the need for dental bone graft
After a visit to the dentist, the jaw will be examined with the help of X-rayed photography.