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Bone substitution

After the loss of teeth –on account of rapid bone deterioration-, the jaws can thin and narrow down at such a great degree that the close proximity of anatomical structures such as the nasal cavity and the maxillary sinus coupled with insufficient bone mass can make prosthetic dentistry more difficult, and even render implanting impossible. However, today’s surgical procedures extend implanting possibilities, optimising their results. Among the possibilities of these state-of-the-art methods we find the use of bone substitute materials and sinus elevation.

Its main areas of use:
- implantation
- periodontics

Bone substitution in practice

In favorable cases, when both the vertical and horizontal amount of bone is sufficient, implanting holds out a success rate of above 99%. Unfortunately these favorable conditions apply only to about 30-40% of our patients. In most cases the implantation area needs to be prepared, in order for us to be able to achieve a satisfactory functional and aesthetic result. This process is non other than bone substitution. It is possible to be done using the patient’s own bone (from other areas of their jaw), and with bone substitute materials. Our clinic utilizes both, always using the most optimal solution in the given situation. From the wide variety of bone substitute materials we use the products of the Swiss Geistlich company. Website. www.geistlich.ch.