Bone Regeneration Techniques for Implant Placement

Bone regeneration techniques allow even patients with some type of bone loss or degeneration to have dental implants. Currently, these techniques are performed with bone from the patient’s own mouth.

When it comes to replacing teeth with dental implants, it is necessary to take into account whether it is necessary to increase the volume or height of the tissues in the areas to be treated. Sometimes hard tissues (bone) need to be augmented so that dental implants can be placed in the correct position. Other times, only soft tissues (gum) need to be augmented for better esthetics and greater long-term implant stability.

Misplaced dental implants create serious esthetic problems that are difficult to solve a posteriori, since the solution often involves removing the misplaced implant, regenerating the necessary tissues and replacing it with a new implant.

Nowadays, bone regeneration techniques make it possible to obtain bone from the patient’s own mouth, so it is no longer necessary to resort to other donor areas outside the mouth, such as the tibia, hip or cranial calotte. For the patient, this procedure is much less traumatic and, moreover, it can be performed in the same dental clinic. In addition, if it is considered that the surgery may take longer, conscious sedation can be performed with the help of an anesthesiologist.

Bone regeneration techniques are a great benefit, as they make it almost impossible for someone to miss dental implants.