Have you or anyone you know lost one or more permanent teeth? Losing one’s teeth could be a harrowing experience to live with, and so, it is imperative that a careful decision is made concerning the type of replacement to select when replacing it so as not to worsen the already discomforting situation.
Basically, there are three types of teeth replacement methods namely:
• Fixed bridges
• Dental implants
Now, the process of selecting the replacement method to use must be made having at the back of your mind the need to make it less painful to the patient. And that is what had given dental implant an edge, because it is more stable, naturally looking than the other options.
A dental implant refers to a titanium post that your dentist surgically positions into the jawbone beneath the gum line to allow the dentist mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. A dental implant, unlike a denture, doesn't come loose. It is, however, important to state that the successes of dental implants are dependent on the amount and quality of bone that receives and supports them. It is for this reason that bone grafting plays a vital role in tooth replacement or implant dentistry.
What is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is a surgical process through which a recipient area that is deficient in bone is built-up with bone from another source. Mainly, there are four types of bone grafts:
• Autografts - when the donor’s bone comes from the patient.
• Allografts – this entails obtaining human bone from a licensed tissue bank
• Xenografts – which involves obtaining bone grafts from animal sources
• Synthetic – a technique that uses bone grafting materials from non-organic sources
Bone Grafting Materials
From the preceding heading, we have seen the three types of bone grafting from which one could choose. We shall, however, be taking a detailed look at two most popular of these and presenting you with one outstanding product each that could ensure that you have the best of bone grafting experience when opting for either Synthetic or Xenograft bone grafting.
At DSI, we believe that regaining a beautifully intact, aesthetically comforting, fully functional and natural feeling dentition that will stand the test of time, after a tooth loss, is of immense importance for anyone who had lost a tooth or more and is seeking successful implant.
Effective Products for Dental Implant
1. DSI Syntoss
This synthetic bone grafting material ensures that dental bone grafting has a profound effect on patient outcomes.
Syntoss, a synthetic and biocompatible calcium Phosphate material with similar mechanical properties to the bone is the ideal product to be used in many clinical situations where a bone graft is required. Unlike other products, DSI Syntoss can be used with or without a membrane and has a high rate of success. It was designed to fill the space left by the missing bone and facilitates the growth of new bone tissue. It does this through a process known as ostestimulation. This product can be used to fill smaller bone defects and have almost no contraindications.
It is common knowledge among the experts in the field of dentistry that synthetic bone is not suitable for filling ridges or large defect, when the amount of bone loss is on the large side, or when faster regeneration is needed.
Any of the above will call for the use of a natural (xenograft) bone only or the application of a “sandwich” technique which entails mixing natural and synthetic graft in multiple layers.
So, welcome Zenoss into the world of bone grafting.
The DSI Zenoss Bone graft falls into Xenograft bone material, mentioned above, and it originates from natural bovine.
Zenoss bone graft is harvested from cows as part of a clinically controlled manufacturing process. It serves as a filler and scaffold to facilitate the growth of new bone tissue. Zenoss Xenograft is always a superior option, however, it's significantly more expensive than the synthetic version.
When should bone graft be done?
Immediately after a tooth extraction or after losing a tooth via other means is an ideal time to preserve the existing bone around the extraction socket and to promote the formation of new bone.
And you will be doing yourself a lot of good if you choose to go with any of the products mentioned above – Syntoss, when you have a concern about your budget and Zenoss when you want superiority in bone grafting and treatment – because they are sure going to ensure that you end up getting back your youthful appearance as well as restore your natural smile.