Bone loss can be an issue for young and elderly patients as well. Tooth loss and periodontal disease are one of the main factors behind the reduction of the jawbones. Patients with severe bone loss may not be suitable for dental implants – unless a bone regenerative treatment is carried out beforehand.
To increase the bone volume a process called bone augmentation shall be performed. This is a minor surgical intervention that uses synthetic or xenograft bone graft materials to restore the lost bone amount. Special barrier membranes direct the growth of new bone. The result is a strong and healthy, living bone structure that is perfectly suitable for dental implants and aesthetic replacements.
What are the benefits of a Guided Bone Regeneration?
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