In order to ensure the success of dental implants over time, they must properly fuse to the bone. In the dental world, this process is known as osseointegration. The procedure’s success is dependent on the patient possessing an adequate volume of bone that is also dense enough to withstand the process. As traditional implant treatment secures titanium screws to the patient’s jaw and affixes replacement teeth on top of them, sufficient bone mass is essential. Those with flimsy or deteriorated jaw bones are not usually considered candidates for implants. Such loss can occur in a multitude of ways: oral cancer, tooth loss, or dentures are all likely culprits. Any of these unfortunate situations will render the implants unable to properly fuze with the bone. Before recent technological developments, patients with these problems were confined to two options: dentures or an invasive bone grafting procedure.
What is the No Bone Solution?
The No Bones Treatment utilizes a combination of modern technology and longer implants in order to reach dense bone far beneath their gum line. This enables the titanium screws to dig into dense bone for better osseointegration. Even better, the procedure is customized for each patient based on the structure of their mouth.
How It Works
The first step in the No Bones Treatment is a CT scan, which produces a 3D image of the patient’s jaw that can be subsequently used to design a customized implant. Though this process is largely reliant on digital technology, the implants are usually at least partially fitted by hand. Additionally, implants can also be placed into the cheekbone for successful fusion. While the final surgery is undoubtedly an important phase, the most crucial parts of the procedure are the modeling and designing processes, both of which improve the success rate.
The procedure can be completed in just a few sessions. The first session consists of the diagnosis. During this phase, the patient’s mouth is examined in order to determine whether a normal or No Bones procedure will be more beneficial. The second session is where the implants are inserted into the patient’s cheekbone. After the screws are implanted, the dentist will affix replacement teeth. The third session typically occurs after at least thirteen weeks after the surgery. Here, final impressions are taken and sent to a laboratory, where a permanent set of teeth are created. The final stage is where the dentist installs the permanent set of teeth.