Bone Graft
If the volume of bone beneath you gum is inadequate to allow the surgeon to insert dental implants safely,  it is possible to add (graft) bone to your jaw at the same time or before implant placement.  A bone graft can create a larger and more solid base for the implant.
These procedures typically involve grafting (adding) bone or bone like materials to the jaw. As there are various techniques available, the overall treatment time varies from one patient to the next. It may be possible to insert a small graft at the same time as implant placement and occasionally even fit the temporary crown or bridge at the same time. Ono the other hand, larger grafts may take up to nine months for the transplanted bone to grow enough new bone to support a dental implant. Our surgeon is highly experienced in this field and has recently lectured both in Malta and overseas on this topic.
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