normally a same day procedure
Price is based on the tooth area. We use synthetic BONEBOND MIS by Boros.
BONDBONE® is a novel synthetic bone graft material considered to be a breakthrough in the field of dental bone grafting. BONDBONE® is composed of biphasic calcium sulfate, well-established and widely documented for its biocompatibility, osteoconductivity and bioresorbability. It is fast setting and its physical properties are not affected by the presence of blood and saliva.
What causes bone loss?
Bone loss is a common consequence of loss of teeth and chronic periodontitis. In the case of periodontitis, the bacteria gradually eats away at the underlying jawbone and at the periodontal ligaments that connect the tooth to the bone.
The most common cause of bone loss is tooth loss left unreplaced, especially multiple teeth. Jawbone is preserved through the pressure and stimulus of chewing. When that is removed through tooth loss, the bone “resorbs” (reabsorbs) into the body. In the first year after tooth extraction, up to 25% of the bone structure can be lost, and this bone loss continues on.
Bone loss occurs in the bone surrounding and supporting the tooth, known as alveolar bone. Alveolar bone forms the ridges in which the teeth are embedded. These ridges atrophy both vertically and horizontally as the loss occurs.
Replacing teeth with full or partial dentures doesn’t solve the problem. Dentures exert only about 10% of chewing pressure on the bone when compared to natural teeth.
Removal of the molars in the upper jaw can cause additional resorption of the bone due to expansion of the sinus cavity. With no teeth in place, the air pressure in the sinus cavity can cause resorption of the bone lining the sinuses.
Other causes of bone loss
Bone loss can also be caused by:
In cases where bone has already been lost, bone grafting might be needed to provide enough bone for dental implant placement. Sufficient height of the ridge is required for any teeth replacement with implants. When replacing the back teeth (molars), sufficient width is also required. Bone grafting is also used to repair damaged and lost bone around teeth that have suffered from severe gum disease.
A bone graft not only replaces lost bone, but also stimulates the jawbone to regrow and eventually replace the bone graft with the patient’s own, healthy bone. At Amazing Dental, we use cutting-edge materials that require less healing time.
Preventing bone loss
Bone loss can be prevented by giving the jawbone a replacement tooth with a root that can exert the same or similar pressure as natural teeth. This is done immediately after extraction by replacing single teeth with dental implants, or by using a fixed implant-supported bridge or denture.
A single-tooth implant or a dental bridge with three to four teeth supported by two implants provide a chewing power of 99% of natural bite force. A denture secured with dental implants, provides about 70% to 80% of normal biting force and helps considerably in preventing bone loss.