In order to have a dental implant, you need to have a sufficient volume and density of bone. 3D scans are incomparable to help us visualise the quality and quantity of bone in the site of a proposed implant. However, it is not uncommon for the bone structure to be defective and this is where bone grafting can help.  

What causes bone to disappear?

If you have lived with a missing tooth or teeth for a while, your jaw bone naturally starts to disappear without the tooth to provide structure. In some cases of severe gum disease, the bone tissue can become under attack from a more aggressive immune system.

What does the treatment involve?

There are different ways in which we can help restore the jaw bone. We can take bone tissue from other areas of your body and add it to the site of the implant. This is the most effective method as your body is unlikely to reject it. Alternatively we can use a guided regeneration treatment that encourages your bone to naturally grow, however this takes far longer than a simple bone graft.

Our Patient Reviews

Our son left feeling confident

Dr Heintz listened carefully to all of our concerns and explained everything. We left really reeassured about the treatment and are so happy that a friend recommended Dr Heintz to us. She went out of her way to help our 8 year old son, was patient and explained things so that he could understand the plan. Our son left feeling confident and it was an excellent experience for him. Thank you Dr Heintz for going the extra mile to help us. 

Kind polite attentive and very professional

Dr Lionel Friedmann and his Nurse were kind, polite, attentive and very professional all at the same time. I felt very safe and well-looked after.

Dr Nora Cumiskey was very friendly and professional

Dr Nora Cumiskey was very friendly and professional.

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