Use dental implants when there is little bone
Often, when a patient goes to a dental clinic to see if he can resort to dental implants that support a fixed denture , he receives in response that he does not have enough bone to place them and that he needs to undergo bone regeneration surgeries first.. Nowadays this does not always adjust to the reality, since with the last advances it is possible to place dental implants even when there is very little residual bone in the jaw and maxilla .
Years ago the patient had no choice but to accept this response and undergo painful surgeries, but nowadays it is not necessary. In these cases it is advisable to receive a second medical opinion from a professional who has updated knowledge and has been trained in the latest technologies. Nowadays, most interventions for the placement of dental implants do not require bone regeneration and, if required, these are usually minimal.
Advances in the placement of dental implants
Currently the dental implants that are used are stronger, narrower and shorter than those used years ago, so their placement and integration are faster and higher success rates are obtained. Now it is possible to carry dental implants even when there is very little bone in the jaw or maxilla, which means that a large number of patients benefit from the latest advances. It reduces the amount of necessary surgeries, as well as the pain and inflammation that these cause. They also decrease the economic cost and the duration of treatment.
With the quality of the materials and the design of the implants that are available today, the performance of maxillofacial surgery to elevate the maxillary sinus or the bone grafts of the same patient should be exceptional. The implants with a size of 6 and 8 mm in height, and even those of only 4 mm, have shown a high success with a duration of about 9 to 16 years. At 5 years, the last ones have a success similar to that of longer implants. Also those implants with a diameter of 3.3 mm are as resistant today as those with a wide diameter.
In any case, the effectiveness of these advances in oral implantology continues to depend to a great extent on the patient's responsibility when it comes to taking care of their oral health.. It is essential to go to the dental clinic for regular professional checkups and maintenance, maintain excellent oral hygiene and abstain from tobacco use.