When we lose our teeth, the bone holding the teeth typically begin to resorb. In order to prevent this phenomenon, your implant surgeon may need to graft teeth sockets with bone materials immediately upon removal of the tooth. The purpose for bone preservation techniques is to prepare the jaw bone to receive a dental implant. If you have lost teeth for many years, typically more complex bone grafting techniques will need to be employed.
The assessment of your bone volume and shape will involve a CT scan of the jaw. A CT scan will allow us to assess the exact shape and amount of bone at the areas of interest. We can then plan the type of bone grafting techniques suitable for the case. All MALO CLINIC NUFFIELD DENTAL have low radiation CT scanners for your comfort and safety.
Types of bone graft materials that can be used:
- Autogenous bone grafts – taken from your own jaw
- Homologous bone grafts – from donor sources
- Xenografts – from other species e.g bovine sources
- Synthetic grafts – chemically created artificial materials
As a Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr Loo SunDin routinely carries out many techniques of bone grafting including autogenous cortico-cancellous bone grafting and sinus lift procedures. Dental surgeons routinely send their implant patients to MALO CLINIC NUFFIELD DENTAL for the bone grafting step before placing the implants thereafter.
For more information, contact MALO CLINIC NUFFIELD DENTAL Singapore at,Kovan – 6281 4313, Serangoon Gardens – 6280 7909, Simpang Bedok – 6702 3238, Siglap – 6636 1303, Seletar – 6481 4261 (or) email us at email@example.com