Bone Graft (3 sessions)
Simply put, you can think of a dental implant as a screw that has to be screwed into a wall. Like the screw, if the implant does not have a place to be anchored into, then it will not have sufficient bone support, and it won’t be able to be well integrated. It is exactly for this purpose that a bone substitute is needed; to stimulate bone growth by filling in areas where bone is missing or deficient. The purpose of the bone substitute is to act as a supporting platform or as a scaffolding, which will allow bone to be built in an area where there is bone deficiency, within a period of several months. The outcome will depend on the specific bone substitute used, and will result in either the bone substitute remaining at the graft site for some time, or by the absorption and disappearance of the bone substitute while simultaneously being replaced by the patient’s own bone. This process of absorption, disappearance, and replacement is called bone regeneration.