In situations where the jawbone lacks sufficient volume for an implant, bone augmentation becomes essential. This procedure is applicable to both the upper and lower jaws, ensuring a secure anchoring for dental implants. Our approach often involves a blend of the patient’s bone with artificial bone, restoring the jawbone’s original contour and facilitating the long-term success of the implant.
Bone grafting, also known as bone augmentation, involves transferring bone tissue from another part of the body (autogenous bone), introducing a natural replacement material (allogenic bone), or utilizing synthetic tissue (artificial or xenogenic bone) to address bone volume loss at an oral site. Combining a patient’s bone with a natural or artificial resource can restore the original jawbone contour, preparing it for dental implant placement.
This surgical procedure may be necessary when an implant is required, but the existing jawbone volume is insufficient to support it. Bone grafting can be performed on the upper or lower jaws, typically on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia or light sedation at our clinic on Wimpole Street in central London.
It’s important to note that if extensive bone augmentation involving pelvic bone extraction is recommended, this procedure is not performed under regular sedation at our clinic. Generally, our clinic offers a range of bone grafting procedures, from simple to more complex, effectively addressing 99.9% of implant and bone augmentation cases.