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Lack of bone and dental implantology methods for patients inflicted with lack of bone

Up to about three decades, the solution for people who suffered loss of teeth was bridges, removable dentures and crowns. With the developments in the field of dental care, new methods of dental implantology were introduced, providing better solutions for the patients, in terms of both functionality and esthetics, granting a more natural appearance.

Nowadays dental implantology is carried out extensively throughout the world, when Israel holds the highest implantology percentage. Nevertheless, in order to perform successful dental implantology, there is need for bone in the lower or upper jaw onto which the implant will be loaded.  When there is lack of bone because it was absorbed and no longer exists, dental implantology cannot be performed, since each implant, on which the substitute tooth structure will be set, is supposed to connect to the jawbone.

What is lack of bone and how is it created?

Lack of jawbones is characteristic mainly of the upper jaw in the rear areas, but in many cases develops also in the lower jaw. A condition of lack of bone can be created as a result of various reasons such as gum disease, dental neglect, many years with bottom denture, tooth extraction and more. This situation of lack of bone is expressed by significant loss of bone, which is absorbed and reduced up to the loss of ability to hold an implant. Patients, who are defined as inflicted with lack of bone are those without any bone at all or with thin or weak bone.

For many years, the inability to perform dental implantology on patients inflicted with lack of bone was a great disappointment for many patients, who have despaired of their substitute teeth, dentures and bridges, which are less convenient and less strong and durable while eating and chewing. Furthermore, they might move from their place, ‘wobble’ and require constant maintenance. While dental implantology enables to function just as with natural teeth, they are stronger and more durable and grant the patient a more comfortable and safer feeling.

Beyond the comfortable feeling of natural teeth, there is also the esthetic advantage that dental implantology provides contrary to dental solutions which are connected by artificial means.

Methods of building bone

Since dental implantology is currently the preferred way for many people requiring substitute teeth, various methods for building bone have developed around the issue of lack of bone and consequently various methods of dental implantology, aiming to provide the best functional and esthetic solution.

In a bone transplantation, a bone-like substance, in the form of lump, powder or granules is inserted into the jaw where the implant is desired, protected by a membrane generally made of collagen. After the substance is absorbed, it becomes part of the jawbone and it is possible to move to the next phase – dental implantology.

In certain cases, the solution offered to patients inflicted with lack of bone is sinus lifting, an additional method, which aims to bring the jaw to a state that it will be possible to load implants on it.

Basal Implantology

The Basal Implantology Center offers an innovative and advanced method, which provides a rapid and quality solution for patients inflicted with lack of bone. The Basal Implantology is a method, developed in Nice over 20 years ago, enabling the patients to leave the clinic with implants, teeth and a big smile already on the first day of the treatment. Within 14 days the patient may enjoy permanent teeth, (though we are actually talking about temporary teeth, but they are fixed onto the jaw and are not removable). This is possible even if he/she began the treatment without bone at all, as opposed to other methods, requiring a series of treatments lasting up to a year and a half(!) due to the need for waiting months between one treatment and the other, which treatments such as bone transplantation and sinus lifting require.

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