Augmentative techniques - Berlin MITTE

More bone and soft tissue for dental implants

At the dental surgery Professor Olze, nature is the great role model when we treat our patients with dentures. If natural aesthetics with respect to fixed dentures on implants, which are indistinguishable from real teeth, can be achieved, particular attention must be paid to the prior creation of an adequate bone and soft tissue volume.

Only after a corresponding build-up of bone and soft tissue can the implants be placed in an aesthetically ideal position for the subsequent dental prosthesis. Only under this condition can the new teeth attached to the implants be naturally designed in all their proportions.

Bone augmentation by international specialists

In augmentation, very different levels of difficulty have to be mastered. For very complex cases we have a cooperation arrangement with a master of his field: Professor Fouad Khoury is a globally recognized specialist in the field of transplantation of and with the body’s own bone. He is head physician of the Private Dental Clinic Schloss Schellenstein and performs surgery together with the dental practice Professor Olze on specific dates. The current techniques of augmentation, bone grafting with own bone or bone substitute materials, provide comprehensive possibilities to rebuild the regressed bone prior to implant treatment.

DVT diagnostics – stable foundation for implants

Implants require a sufficiently stable base in the jaw bone for their years of firm support. The bone must have a certain height and thickness, which we can precisely test with DVT diagnostics. Younger, healthy patients usually meet this requirement. After a periodontitis disease or with increasing age, the bone mass has often already regressed too far for a direct treatment with implants, however. Bone degradation also occurs under bridges or prostheses, as the jaw no longer experiences stimulation for new cell formation. Using various augmentative techniques, we then prepare your jaw in our dental practice Berlin MITTE for safe implant insertion.


Ways to Build Bones – Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifting

Bone grafting: Good donor sites can be found in particular in the area behind the mandibular third molars. Here, bone blocks can be particularly gently extracted, which can be used to build up missing bones in the upper and lower jaw. After a healing period of only three months, the implants can be set. For this, two partial blocks are extracted from each bone block extracted, which are thinly shaped with a sterile bone scraper. Subsequently, the processed sub-blocks are screwed into the region of the defect, at a distance in the receiver region. Finally, the bone shavings obtained during the processing of the blocks are positioned between the screwed sub-blocks. With this procedure, the entire bone defect is augmented exclusively with the body’s own material.

Sinus lift: In lateral upper jaw regions, in which no own dentition has existed for a long time, there is – in addition to a regression of the processus maxillaris – an expansion of the space of the maxillary sinuses. In order to ensure a sufficient supply of vertical bone in these areas, a bone augmentation in the maxillary sinuses is required in addition to the actual augmentation of the jaw extension. For this, the so-called sinus lift is a common procedure in which the floor of your maxillary sinus is raised to the required extent. The result is a cavity which is filled with a mixture of own-bone and synthetic bone material. The admixture of synthetic material is required only in the case of a sinus lift, since the cavities to be filled here reach a certain size, which cannot be filled with autologous bone alone. We carry out smaller augmentations together with the placement of the implants in one treatment. In the case of a larger bone loss, the bone material introduced must first heal for a few months before we can continue to treat you.

Natural materials for bone augmentation

At the dental surgery Professor Olze, whenever possible, we rely on bone augmentation with own bone. This offers you many advantages over synthetic or foreign bone material. It already contains the body’s own cell material, which promotes an optimal and rapid healing of the bone structure. Osseointegration, the subsequent adhesion of the bone cells to the implant, also succeeds best with own, natural bone material.

Would you like more information about bone augmentation for implants or individual augmentative techniques? Make your appointment now at the dental surgery Berlin MITTE.