Bone Update (augmentation)
Loss of teeth often leads to loss of bone. We can lose our teeth for several reasons: gum disease, caries, inflammation or mechanical injuries. If the bone beneath the gums is not high enough, wide or both, it is necessary to bone upgrade (augmentation) in order to successfully install a dental implant.
Bone or augmentation is a process by which your own bone is transplanted or an artificial bone is implanted. The bone is mainly embedded in cases when implant is required, and the density, width or height of the host is not sufficient to support the implant, so it is necessary to increase its volume.
Depending on how many bones need to be upgraded and which technique is used, this process lasts between 30 minutes and 2 hours. The procedure is mostly performed using local anesthesia and is not painful.
After transplanting or upgrading, it takes several months to complete complete osteointegration (bone formation). There are several different methods of bone-type upgrading or transplantation, and which one of them will be used by your dentist according to the amount and location of the implant. After the bone is upgraded, it is necessary to pass between 4 and 9 months for the installation of a dental implant.
Apicotomy is a surgical removal of the tip of the tooth root (apex). Surgical removal is applied in the presence of a pathological process, granuloma or cyst. Apicotomy enables the repair and maintenance of teeth that can not be cured by conservative therapy, automatically preventing tooth loss or tooth extraction. The procedure of apicotomy is a completely successful procedure that removes the process at the top of the tooth root. The procedure itself involves the mandatory filling of the root channel.
In our office, all the surgical procedures that are being applied are completely painless.
• Tooth extraction
• Apicotomy – tooth root resection
• Frenulum resuscitation
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