FOR PEOPLE WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF JAW BONE Bone Grafting –Onlay grafts When teeth are not present in the mouth, the supporting jawbone around the teeth slowly dissolves away due to lack of teeth.

FOR PEOPLE WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF JAW BONE Bone Grafting –Onlay grafts When teeth are not present in the mouth, the supporting jawbone around the teeth slowly dissolves away due to lack of exercise. This also occurs with some gum problems. The result is insufficient bone to support dental implants. Bone may be grown allowing implants to be placed later. Specially treated bone from a bone bank may be placed in the area where bone is deficient.

The added bone is left to integrate with the natural jawbone before implants are placed. Depending on the amount of bone being grown implants may be placed after four to nine months. Occasionally it may be necessary to wait a little longer. Implants are left to become firmly attached to bone for a number of months before a denture or crown and bridgework is fitted to them

Sinus Graft and Sinus Lift-

The Sinus Lift is a technique of raising the Sinus Lining so that there is sufficient space to provide additional bone that will help support the Dental Implants. It is possible to increase the height of bone available in the upper jaw above the back teeth by creating new bone in the sinus. This procedure is called a Sinus Grafting and was pioneered by Dental Implant Group’s Dr Hilt Tatum. This procedure allows dental implants to be placed in areas otherwise inaccessible.

Nerve Repositioning-

This technique is performed when the patient does not have enough Jaw Bone to accommodate the Dental Implant or the quality of the Bone is not robust enough to hold the Implant at the back end of the bottom jaw. The Nerve located within the Lower Jaw is repositioned so that the Dental Implant can be placed.