Adequate jawbone quality at the implant placement site is necessary for successful dental implant placement. If the desired jawbone volume is not present, a bone grafting procedure, also known as augmentation, can be performed to stimulate new bone growth.
Bone grafting involves the placement of a bone implant, either autogenous or synthetic, at the site where additional bone volume is required. This serves as a scaffold for the dental implant and simultaneously provides sufficient space for new bone growth.
Bone grafts are used in the following cases:
- After tooth extractions to prevent subsequent jawbone loss.
- When inadequate jawbone volume exists at a site with missing teeth to enable successful rehabilitation with implants.
- By inserting a bone implant under the sinus mucosa in cases of missing side teeth in the upper jaw, we can achieve the necessary height for dental implant placement. This procedure is commonly referred to as a sinus lift or sinus floor elevation.
- In cases of periodontitis-affected teeth, a bone implant can be used to reinforce the teeth and at least temporarily prevent the possibility of tooth loss.