|“Artificial Bone” graft comes in many forms
Small areas of deficiency can be easily reconstructed with “artificial bone”
|Grafts inserted to cover the defect after extraction
Bone preservation techniques can help to minimise loss of precious bone after extraction. The graft is inserted immediately after extraction. The same technique is used for “adding artificial bone” to areas with insufficient bone for dental implants.
|Membrane placed over graft to hold them in place
The grafted area is left for 4 to 6 months for mature bone to form before implants are placed.
Ridge Preservation after extraction with Bioscaffolding
|Immedicately after extraction of a tooth, the surrounding socket wall collapses and bone loss begins. This will present problem of inadequate bone for dental implants and socket preservation techniques just after extractions have been used to prevent excess bone loss. Ridge preservation starts with careful atraumatic extraction by an oral surgeon and placement of scaffold to maintain the socket volume. Dr Fan and his research team had developed the world’s first rigid alveolar scaffold which will help to prevent the precious little bone around the tooth socket from resorption for subsequent implantation. See Bioscaffold|
|Alvelac is the world’s first rigid scaffold developed jointly with BSI and is made of resorbable material which will dissolve away after patient’s new bone is formed.|
|It doesn’t require any surgery to place this scaffold into the socket and can be painlessly done just after extraction.|
|Complete bone healing is seen 3 months later with no more of the scaffold left inside and dental implant can then be inserted.|