When teeth are lost, the bone disappears progressively. Sometimes the existing bone is not enough to fix implants and it is necessary to use reconstructive techniques with maxillofacial surgery.
There are situations when the maxillary atrophy, mainly provoked by advanced edentulism, as well as by infections, cysts, and tumours… impedes the ability to fix the necessary implants for an adequate oral rehabilitation.
In these cases, it is mandatory to carry out bone gaining maxillofacial surgery techniques.
- Intra-oral bone grafts
Chin, Ramus mandibularis. Low invasive techniques with quick recovery, local anaesthesia or sedation.
- Extra-oral bone grafts
Iliac crest (hip), cranial bone, tibia. When a larger quantity of bone is needed. General anaesthesia or sedation. Minimal hospitalisation. Quick recovery.
- Bone graft in maxillary sinus
Low invasive technique. Artificial bone is used. Quick recovery.
- Other techniques
Other regeneration techniques with artificial bone and collagen membranes.
With the development of the piezoelectric technology, which uses effective ultra sounds on the bone, without injuring the soft tissues, we have recovered techniques such as the lateralization of the inferior alveolar nerve for the molar region, fixing implants with just one surgical visit.
All of these maxillofacial surgery techniques are very reliable with a success rate close to 100%.