Build-up of the bone
A solid jaw bone and solid implants in spite of bone loss
The regeneration of lost jaw bone is the most sophisticated discipline in the field of implantology and periodontology. The choice of the suitable concept of treatment as well as the material is just as important as the surgeon’s experience.
The biggest obstacle on the way to an implant is a progressed bone resorption. After the loss of the natural teeth an obvious shrinkage of the jaw bone occurs within a few months. After a few years, often less than half of the original height and width of the jaw bone still exists.
An untreated infection of the jaw bone as a result of periodontitis (inflammation of the periodontium) or sick teeth often lead to a loss of bone tissue. Unfortunately, the jaw bone, once it is lost, does not regenerate itself completely even if the cause of the inflammation is eliminated. As a rule, a more or less obvious osseous defect remains. This has to be adjusted to give the implant a long-ranging halt. In case the loss of bone is rather low, the reconstruction can take place simultaneously with the implantation. As for progressed bone resorption, first of all a separate bone reconstruction is necessary. Then, the dental implantation takes place about four to six months later. Despite a high success rate, an additional reconstruction of the jaw bone is an additional treatment which may cause additional complications.
So please: Make a decision in favour of an implantation in time so you can avoid an extensive rebuild of the jaw bone.