Bone Augmentation

There are various types of bone augmentation that may be required in different situations. Not everyone needs this as part of his or her treatment, but where there is a lack of bone Pedram is well trained for this type of procedure.


Guided Bone Augmentation (GBR / GTR)

This is carried out at the time of implant placement. Bone is added around the implant due to small deficiencies in the bone. This will help to maintain the look of the implant crown where it comes out of the gum.

There are various material options to use for this technique, and we have chosen our favoured materials following careful research.


Sinus Augmentation

sinus_lift_surgeryA key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants

Sinus augmentation has been shown to greatly increase the chances for successful implants if there is insufficient bone and minimal height.


Ridge Modification

ridgemodification_boneDeformities in the upper or lower jaw can result in inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. This defect may have been caused by periodontal disease, wearing dentures, developmental defects, injury or trauma. Not only does this deformity cause problems in placing the implant, it can also cause an unattractive indentation in the jaw line near the missing teeth that may be difficult to clean and maintain.

To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge

Finally, the incision is closed and healing is allowed to take place. Depending on individual needs, the bone usually will be allowed to develop for about 2 to 6 months before implants can be placed. In some cases, the implant can be placed at the same time the ridge is modified.

Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase chances for successful implants. Ridge modification enhances restorative success both esthetically and functionally.


Block Grafts

When a lot of bone has been lost from the front part of the upper jaw, it is occasionally necessary to build this back using a block of bone from the patient. This bone is usually taken from the back of the lower jaw though sometimes it may instead be taken from the chin. This block of bone is securely attached to the deficient ridge using tiny titanium bone-screws and will allow dental implants to be placed once the block graft has healed.


Sedation Services

Although the treatment offered is pain free, sedation is available for more difficult cases or overly anxious patients.

Implant Systems

We are skilled in the use of all established implant systems including Straumann and Ankylos and will use whichever system is most appropriate for each individual patient.

Free initial consultations & affordable payment plans

If you are unsure that a dental implant will be the right treatment for you, we offer free initial consultation, so we can discuss with you your needs and explore all the options available to your case. We have 0% or low interest payment plans (subject to status) that can help break up the overall cost of treatment.