Dental Implants
Dental Implants

The Importance of A Full Set of Teeth

Missing teeth affect more than your smile.

  • If you are minus a few teeth, you may have already found that it’s more difficult to eat. It’s hard to eat a healthy diet when you can’t chew well, and swallowing food that isn’t well-chewed can lead to digestive issues.
  • Your remaining teeth will start to shift out of place, since there is room for them to do so.
  • Your jawbone will begin to deteriorate once tooth roots are no longer stabilizing the area and providing the bone with nutrients. This bone loss makes faces look old and sunken.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal pins implanted into the jawbone that replace teeth roots and act as an anchor for crowns. They can prevent further bone loss by providing a strong foundation for replacement teeth.

Though the implant process is not complicated, it requires several steps. To begin with, a pin is implanted into your jawbone. After a few weeks of healing, the bone fuses to the implant. Your dentist then attaches a small connector post or abutment to the implant: this will hold your new tooth. Your dentist creates this new tooth from an impression, making sure that it will work together with all of your teeth to provide a healthy bite.

Good candidates for dental implants have healthy bones and gums, and usually only need a few teeth replaced (rather an entire mouthful).

Guided Bone Regeneration, Ridge Augmentation & Jaw Reconstruction

Why Bone Grafting (for dental implants)?

In many instances, a potential implant site in the upper or lower jaw does not offer enough bone volume or quantity to accommodate a dental implant of proper size or in the proper place. This is usually a result of bone resorption that has taken place since one or more teeth (if not all) were lost. Bone Grafting or Guided Bone Regeneration - GBR procedures usually try to re-establish bone dimension, which was lost due to resorption. A bone graft normally takes at least four to six months to heal, before a dental implant can be placed into it. There are times also that multiple grafts may be needed to produce the amount of bone needed. This is dependent on a persons health and amount of bone being grafted.

Years ago the lack of bone posed a considerable problem, and sometimes implant placement was impossible because of inadequate bone volume. Today, however, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also allows us to restore the aesthetic appearance and functionality of your mouth.

Guided Bone Regeneration


Inadequate bone width for successful implant placement

A membrane will be used to protect and contain the graft

Adequate bone width regenerated for placement of a dental implant

Dental Implant Bone Grafts - Autograft, Allograft and Xenograft


The Autograft is considered the Gold Standard. It is defined as tissue transplanted from one site to another within the same individual.


The Allograft is defined as a tissue graft between individuals of the same species(i.e., humans) but of non-identical genetic composition. The source is usually cadaver bone, which is available in large amounts.


The Xenograft is defined as a tissue graft between two different species (i.e. bone of bovine origin). 


The Alloplast usually includes any synthetically derived graft material not (coming) from animal or human origin. In Oral Implantology this usually includes Hydroxyapatite or any formulation thereof.

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