Regeneration with Bone Grafts
Any dental extraction is followed by a process of the re-absorption of the alveolar bone (which supports the teeth). During the first 6 months it is possible to lose up to 40% of the total volume of this bone and this process continues over the course of time at a rate that varies from person to person.
In some cases this re-absorption is so accentuated that it is necessary to resort to surgical techniques that stimulate the formation of bones so as to ensure the feasibility of implants.
Traditionally, these grafts entailed very invasive surgeries to extract bone tissue from other parts of the body. However, scientific developments now allow such cases to be resolved through procedures that do not require general anesthetic, using bones extracted from other regions of the mouth or synthetic materials that stimulate the production of human bones.