Bone grafting and Sinus grafting
Bone loss can occur for many reasons, including following the loss of teeth, from pre-existing tooth infections and as a result of gum disease. This means bone grafting, sometimes called bone augmentation, is necessary to achieve a good dental implant outcome.
There is a very wide choice of grafting materials and techniques, and should you require grafting, we will explain why and how this can be achieved, along with the preferred materials for an individual’s requirements. In most instances grafting is carried out at the time of implants being placed so completion of treatment is not delayed. Occasionally, it is necessary to graft in advance of implants being placed.
Nowadays, there have been many developments in grafting techniques and materials, and this has resulted in fewer animal or human products being required, with us now favouring in most cases to use synthetic products that result in superior outcomes.
Sinus grafting techniques have also undergone a dramatic change over the past ten years, with significantly less invasive surgery being required in the vast majority of cases. This has reduced the surgical trauma and has resulted in a significantly improved patient experience.