Oakville Dental Implants and Bone Regeneration
Implants are used where and when not enough of the original tooth is left to set a crown or bridge on. The implant is set directly into the gum and bone underneath, essentially replacing the missing tooth altogether. This is the ultimate solution because it doesn’t depend on any “base” tooth to sit on, and is set deep into the jaw, the same way as the original tooth root used to be.
Our method of setting implants involves using the patient’s own stem cells, which makes sure the body accepts it as part of itself. The success rates of this method, both on the short and long term, are fantastic, and our patients are extremely happy with the results.
Implant bone and gum regeneration, also known as dental grafting, is called for when the underlying structure of the mouth is damaged. This doesn’t allow us to use implants, because they need to be set into firm tissue. That’s when this tissue needs to be grafted and restored before the implant can be inserted. This may sound extremely complicated, but our specialists have conducted countless such procedures before and can help patients with this need with ease.
PRP and PRF
PRP is short for platelet rich plasma, a technique we use when introducing bone grafts. The benefit of PRP is that stem cells present in plasma serve to enhance and accelerate bone regeneration. This is crucial in cases when an extraction has left the bone damaged, or led to bone loss. Without an intact bone structure under the gum, an implant cannot be introduced. Thus PRP has made many cases possible which before would have been deemed completely unsuitable for implants or would have had a high rejection rate.
PRF stands for platelet rich fibrin. It is a fibrin matrix rich with restoration inducing components such as platelet cytokines, growth factors and cells that promote bone healing. It is used in a similar fashion to PRP in order to promote bone healing in bone graft procedures and implant introduction, as well as other dental pr.
Missing teeth? Lost bone? There is a solution.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces or increases missing or inadequate bone from a particular area of the mouth.
Dental implants and grafted bone may be necessary where there is insufficient bone. Adequate bone is
critical for an implant’s short and long term success of aesthetics, function, stability and longevity.
Reasons for bone loss, commonly referred to as resorption, can cause long term toothless, periodontal disease. Long term tooth loss can cause the bone to remodel, loosing height and width.
Periodontal disease is a process where bone can be lost around existing teeth, making them susceptible
to loosening and eventual tooth loss. Bone disease including infection, tumours, fractures and systemic diseases such as osteoporosis and diabetics, are a few reasons that can contribute to bone loss of the dental arches.
Dental implants can help to preserve bone directly around and the surrounding the areas where the implants are placed.
To establish adequate bone height and width, a number of bone grafting techniques can be utilized.
Bone graft materials are used in conjunction with membranes, to increase the quality of the bone prior to, or in conjunction with implant placement.
During healing, the grafted bone is replaced by the body’s natural bone. The two commonly used graft
materials are autograft and allograft.
Autograft is natural bone from the patient’s own body. Allograft is donor material not taken from the patient’s body.
Techniques for bone augmentation are used to increase the width of bone (lateral or horizontal augmentation) and the height of the bone (vertical augmentation)
Having sufficient bone is critical to dental implant success. Consultation with your dentist may require dental radiographs and a dental CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) X-ray image, to help plan your implant and bone grafting treatment.
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