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What Happens If You Do Not Have
Enough Bone For Dental Implants?

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5.6.2021

Although it is a tragic situation to lose your tooth, it is not an irrecoverable situation thanks to developing oral and dental health treatments. Especially the shining star of today’s treatments, dental implants offer long-lasting solutions that can be used in situations where you experience tooth loss. However, in case of tooth loss, it is important that you have a good oral health and adequate jawbone to support the implant in order to receive a dental implant treatment. For example, if you suffer from an infection or abscess surrounding your jaw and gums, we will need to solve this problem before starting your dental implant treatment. Or when you have a missing tooth problem, you might think about "what if you don't have adequate bone for dental implants?

What Happens If You Don't Have Enough Bone For Dental Implants
How is the jawbone augmented in dentistry?

There may not be sufficient bone in your mouth due to genetic disorders, traumas or gum diseases. Having an osteoporosis problem may also cause you to experience the same problem. This is a situation frequently encountered by dentists before dental implant treatments. In our dental clinic in Antalya, we can offer you a dental implant treatment even if you do not have sufficient bone for dental implants. In case of insufficient bone, we apply a bone transplantation. This procedure may take several months.

There are different treatment methods that we can prefer during this process. We determine the treatment method to be applied according to the type, area and number of the dental implants, and your general oral health. After augmentation of your jawbone, we ask you to wait a few months for dental implant application.

How is the jawbone augmented in dentistry?

There may not be sufficient bone in your mouth due to genetic disorders, traumas or gum diseases. Having an osteoporosis problem may also cause you to experience the same problem. This is a situation frequently encountered by dentists before dental implant treatments. In our dental clinic in Antalya, we can offer you a dental implant treatment even if you do not have sufficient bone for dental implants. In case of insufficient bone, we apply a bone transplantation. This procedure may take several months.

There are different treatment methods that we can prefer during this process. We determine the treatment method to be applied according to the type, area and number of the dental implants, and your general oral health. After augmentation of your jawbone, we ask you to wait a few months for dental implant application.

Where to get the bone to be transplanted?

When you think about “What happens if you do not have enough bone for dental implants?”, bone transplantation appears as one of the options. We can do a bone transplant to augment the jawbone. In this case, we usually use your own bones. The tip of the jaw and the back of the lower jaw are the most preferred areas for bone extraction. Although we prefer to take the bones to be transplanted from you due to the high possibility of adaptation, we can use synthetic materials instead of your own bones, if you do not want any bone to be removed from your body. In cases where there is not enough bone for dental implants, our experienced and specialized dentists evaluate the whole process together with you in our dental clinic in Antalya and inform you about the possible positive and negative aspects of the methods and applications to be preferred.

How is jaw augmentation done?

If the bone to be transplanted will be removed from your body, it may be required to carry out the operation under general anaesthesia. Otherwise, local anaesthesia will be sufficient for this procedure. After the operation, we will prescribe you some drugs and a special diet. It is very important that you follow our recommendations after the jaw bone augmentation procedure in order to ensure the healthy progress of the process.
Success rates in the bone augmentation procedure applied in dental clinics and hospitals in Turkey are quite high compared to the world.

Zygomatic implants

Zygomatic implants are one of the treatment methods we can decide thereon for you, when you think about “What happens if you do not have enough bone for dental implants?”. A zygoma implant may be recommended if a dental implant cannot be applied because there is not sufficient upper jaw bone. In this method, dental implant is fixed to the zygoma bone, which is known to be denser. The healing time in zygomatic implants is shorter than bone graft and is around four months.

Sinus lift

Although a reduction in the bone volume as a result of expansion in sinus cavities over time is a natural process, this may constitute a problem when you want to have a dental implant treatment. Sinus grafting which aims to fill the sagging sinus cavities is applied to make our patients with missing tooth problems ready for dental implant treatment.

Sinus lift procedure is a procedure that can be performed in our dental clinic in Antalya, mostly under local anaesthesia. The sinus area is lifted at a certain rate and the sinus membrane inside the sinus is raised. Then, bone powder and grafting are applied to the created space and the area is closed with stitches.

After sinus lift procedures, we recommend that you eat with the other side of your mouth for 1 day in order to protect the wound area. In addition, it is important to pay attention to the cleaning of the nose after the procedure.

As Pekel Dental Clinic, we provide service by combining our experience that we have gained over many years with the energy deriving from our amateur spirit. While determining your treatment process, you can contact us and get information about any matters concerning your treatment as well as many advantages such as transfer, accommodation and guidance services that you can benefit during your trip.

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