There must be enough bone to support dental implants for them to be successful. You may not have enough bone because of injury or trauma, tooth loss from periodontal (gum) disease, or a developmental defect. If your jaw is too narrow (side to side), too short (up and down), or both, you will need a procedure to add bone to your jaw before implants can be placed.
Synthetic bone graft is a procedure , where a hydroxyapatite or other biocompatible and naturally occurring substance with similar mechanical properties to bone is used to “build” bone so that dental implants can be placed. These procedures typically involve grafting (adding) these bonelike materials to the jaw, and waiting for the grafted material to fuse with the existing bone over several months.
There are many other various procedures that can be used for bone augmentation. When applicable we can recommend a procedure depending on the location, type and number of implants to be used and discuss all of the options available to you.
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