How much bone do you need for dental implants?

5 to 8 mm. You need a minimum of 8 mm in length and 5 mm is width to place an implant. But there are many other fractures that come into play. Please talk to your dentist.
Bone Needed. An implant needs enough bone to support the correct sized implant at the proper angle. Your gums need to be healthy enough for aesthetics and to prevent infection. If you do not have enough bone to support the implant at the site, a bone graft may be an option. Your oral surgeon might need to perform a CT scan to identify which options are available. Consult your dentist for your best options.
Depends. All depends on the location and type of bone, location and position of the implant, and the forces the implant will be subjected to. Often we can place shorter implants which are wider diameter, or longer thinner ones. Surface area is important. See the Prosthodontist for evaluation and options and any referrals to the Surgeon if needed. Good Luck.
Varies. Implants come in different sizes and widths, so the amount of bone varies for each implant. In addition, you can't just place a short implant to support a long post and crown. The ratio of the crown to root would be unfavorable. Bone augmentation can be used to increase volume if necessary.
Bone grafting. You need a good quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. Today, implant dentistry offers the ability to grow bone where needed. Bone grafting can repair implant sites and gives the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width.

Related Questions

How much do bone graphs for dental implants cost after insurance?

It depends... The cost for a bone graft varies greatly depending on your location. There are some providers in my area that do not charge anything for the graft! Check around and see.
Depends. It depends on how large the defect is. How many teeth are missing? How long have they been missing? And how many of the original bony walls remain.
Varies. It varies mostly because bone grafting can have a wide range of complexity which affect the cost. Same with insurance benefits... Some cover a lot, some or none of the costs. The insurance benefits will affect your out of pocket cost. But, truth be told, in most cases, insurance will cover a small portion and most of the cost is out of pocket. Your dentist or surgeon will help you determine.
Ask your dentist. Unfortunately there is so much more information we would need in order to even try to give you an accurate answer to your question. There is a tremendous range of fees based upon size and type of bone graft material, specific office and geographic location and specific dental insurance. You dentist can precertify your claim and give you a fairly accurate estimate.
Check with your dent. It depends on the type of insurance and policy, please check with your insurance agency and confirm that, also talk to the dental manager of your dentist, they know how to help you on that.
Depends. The question of bone graft expense really depends on two things... 1) how much, if any, of the bone grafting procedure will be covered by your insurance. 2) what type and quantity of bone grafting do you require? The investment may be minimal to extensive. However, if you truly want dental implants, there may be no other choice. Keep smiling.
What type graft? Bone grafts can range from nothing to over $5, 000. It all depends on the actual bone graft procedure. As for your dental benefit plan coverage.... Many plans cap out at $1, 500 and most have copayments. Only your dentist can answer this question. It never hurts to get a second opinion on procedure and it's costs.

What can I expect with a dental bone reconstruction? I will be going in for some dental implants soon, but there is not enough bone for them, so first I will need bone reconstruction. I've read that artifical bone substitutes are used that new bone then s

There. There are many bone graft materials available. The results of the bone grafting seems to be more reliant on the procedure performed and the technique then on the grafting material. The long term results will be dependent on how much bone your body produces in the grafted area.
I. I think it is important for you to trust the dentist who is doing the bone graft to make the choice of the type of material. There are many biologic and technical reasons for the choice of material. I am sure the surgeon has considered all possibilities and has chosen what he/she thinks is the right one for you. It is sometimes problematic when a patient challenges their dentist's choices. Not to say that you shouldn't be involved, but your confidence in your doctor should outweigh the need for you to know exactly what and how he/she is doing. He/she should be able to answer all of your questions to your satisfaction, and that coupled with your confidence in their abilities should lead you down a road to a successful outcome.
First. First of all I would like to congratulate you on your decision to have implants and restore your oral condition with the best available technology. All artificial bone available today in the market is acceptable, and they are all good, every professional has his priorities and preferences for the different brands and specifications. Trust the doctor that will perform the surgery. I'm sure you are in good hands. Good luck!
Do not worry. Todays material for bone grafting are very reliable, do not worry, the success rate is very high, just follow the instruction of your dentist.
Bone augmentation. And regeneration techniques are routine these days and very predictable. It sound far scarier than it is. You need a good bony platform to ensure the success of the implants. Hope this helps and thanks for the question.
Some pain/swelling. You can expect some pain and swelling. I spoke to a patient that I treated yesterday. She said she was sore and a little puffy. I hope this helps.
Don't worry. This is a common problem it should be a painless procedure. If it is just for a limited area your post op should be minimal but if you need a ridge rebuilt that can be more complicated. These procedures work very well and the implant placement can begin in 2-3 months depending upon the type of bone being placed.
Depends. Depends on the size of the defect and whether the bone will come from you or from a bottle. The bigger the defect then the bone will come from another part of your jaw which means a second surgical site. Smaller defects then you can rebuild with bone from a bottle.
Sore and tender. The amount of bone augmentation for implants can greatly vary from a fill -in of a socket with particulate bone to a large solid cadaver, animal or autogenic piece of bone from your body. Synthetics too! All act as temporary resorbable scaffolding for your blood cells that will differentiate into your new bone. The size of the surgical site and healing speed dictate recovery. Usually not bad.

Bone removal comes from where, if you need some before dental implants?

Two main sources. The patient body (donor site depend on the size of the bone), bone bank also available.
Hip, jaw and cadaver. There are several sources of bone. Transplants from the hip are common for large needs. Smaller areas can use bone from the jaw itself or cadaver bone. Consult with your oral surgeon as to the best type needed for your situation.
Xenografts as well. One other option I did not see mentioned are xenografts, or grafts from another species. Bovine (cow) and porcine (pig) bone as well as some synthetic substances can also be used. While live bone from your own body is biologically an excellent choice, the obvious downside is that it requires a second surgical site from which to harvest the bone.
Human. We prefer to use sterilized human cadaver bone for implants. It provides an excellent solution and a high success rate.
Many choices. Bone grafts for dental implants can be taken from your own body: chin, lower back jaw, hip and tibia (just below the knee). Most patients prefer bone from a different source and these options include: cadaver, bovine, synthetic and bone morphogenic protein.
Your bone is best. When your bone is used to add to an area where an implant is to be placed, where it comes from depends upon the amount needed. It can come from your chin, the back part of your lower jaw, your hip or your tibia. Whenever you need a bone graft, your own bone is best.

Is bone augmentation for dental implant a major procedure? How safe is it?

Depends on Size. Some augmentation procedures are for small defects and minor. Large bone defects require larger procedures but still should be safe if your doctor is competent and experienced.
Very safe. Small bone additions can be done many times at the same visit as the implant placement. Other involving sinus lift is more of a procedure. You may black and blue and sore. Pain should not be an issue. Ask if the doctor does this on a regular basis.
Bone graft. Bone grafts can range from simple to complex. The more complex, the higher the risks. Never-the-less, it is generally a safe procedure.
No and very safe. In the hands of a competent oral surgeon or periodontist, bone augmentation is a routine, safe, easily executed procedure, completely safe and highly successful. Any surgical procedure has risks, but in a healthy individual there should be no problems other than some minor to moderate swelling and discomfort which is easily handled with some pain medication.
Bone Augmentation. Every surgery carries a risk. Having said that, bone augmentation for dental implant is a proven and safe procedure. It's done on a daily basis by thousands of dentists. It's generally an out-paitnet procedure done under local anesthetic in a dental office setting. It can be done at hospital setting too if your dentists suggests so.
Depends. First of all, it is very safe. There are different types of bone grafting procedures that can be done. This all depends on your particular situation. It can range from a very minor procedure to a very invasive procedure depending on your particular needs.
Depends. Bone grafting to the jaw bones is a very safe procedure. In terms of pain, it depends on the size of the bone graft needed, your medical health and the presence of an infected tooth. Usually the bone graft procedure is quick and easy with discomfort for 1-3 days depending on the size. Good luck!
No. Many times it is done in conjunction with a dental implant. It is a very safe procedure.
No and very. This is a very common procedure in preparation for a dental implant. The more bone that is present the more stable and long-lasting is the dental implant. I would discuss this with your surgeon. Your surgeon can answer your concerns. I have driven through morrilton several times to go to rockefeller state park area just to the south. Beautiful state! Good luck with your implant.
Not usually - safe. Bone augmentation is a general description that someone may use to refer to recontouring or possibly bone grafting to prepare an area for an implant. Either way grafting is very common. It will vary in that there are a variety of materials and sources for grafting. The type will depend on the clinical needs for your situation an the training of the surgeon. Have a conversation with your doctor.
Very safe. Bone augmentation for dental implants has become very commonplace in the field of oral implantology. Techniques and materials have made these procedures much quicker, predictable, and very tolerable by the patient. The bone grafting materials used today are all regulated through strict guidelines to ensure the highest amount of safety. These procedures have a success rate of 97% +.

Does a dental implant by itself (no crown yet) stop bone from decreasing in size? How does it do this?

Dental Implants. Yes, dental implants help to prevent bone loss by stimulating the natural surrounding bone, similar to how a natural tooth root stimulates bone growth.
Bone Loss. Bone loss occurs after loss of teeth since there is no pressure stimulus being exerted at the root level of the tooth. This stimulus keeps the bone dense and strong. This also occurs when the implant is put into function.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth but is there fake bone with it?

Maybe. Sometimes we do have to complete some bone grafting in conjunction with a dental implant. Every situation is different.
Not after healing. Sometimes artificial bone or even bone from another human or animal (usually cows) is put around a newly placed implant to help it integrate with your existing jaw bone. Once integration is complete the bone surrounding the implant will be all yours.
ALL REAL BONE. We may use what you call a "fake" bone, but it is not fake, it is real particles of real bone, specially prepared by fda approved pharmaceutical or dental implant manufacturers, those bone particles, once inserted into an implant surgery site will integrate with your own bone and will support the implant and the crown. This bone may be your own, or from cadavers, animals or synthetic.
Fake...synthetic? When you say fake maybe you mean synthetic bone... There are several different types of bone grafting material which can be used. In our practice, we prefer to use human bone grafting material from cadavers as opposed to the synthetic bone grafting material, as it gives us the best success statistics! The bone which grows ultimately is not fake, it becomes your bone. It is a wonder of technology.
Not necessarily. Often the bone graft used become resorbed and your own bone replaces it and bonds to the dental implant making it very stable. Some doctors will use your own bone, cadaver, cow bone or bone protein for the dental implant. Synthetic bone or fake "bone" is available and this can be very beneficial for the dental implant depending on the goal of the clinician.
No. Your bone integrates with the implant. If bone grafts are utilized your bone eventually replaces the graft material or in some cases xenografts or anorganic bovine matrices, form a bone bridge with the material.
No. The implant is a titanium cylinder replacing a tooth root. The bone is yours, unless they graft bone. Then it can be from many sources, including artificial substitute. Ask your surgeon if the need arises.
No. The dental implant is anchored in your bone by your bone and fuses to your bone.
Most graft resorp. Unless autogenous bone and/or bmps is used, most bone graft are scaffolding, which produce osteoconduction, as new blood vessels proliferated in the graft area, brings in the your own bone cell, differentiated, then mature (migration, adhesion, proliferation, differentiation, and maturation). These graft particle would resorp over time and replaced by your real bone.
Orajel. Orajel is a topical anesthetic that can be applied with a q tip over the area of teething to gently numb the area to provide comfort. Another solution is the chloraseptic spray applied with q tip would work as well. Make sure the area is dried with a gauze before applied for more effective result.
No. If your gum is severely inflamed, bleeding would be a normal during scaling and root planing (deep clean). The bleeding should be temporarily but not prolonged.
Get your mouth fix. Gum disease can be reversed and treated easily in today dentistry. Gum disease should not be a reason for extraction and fabrication of denture. Occlusion must be corrected to ensure the longevity of the remaining tooth. Implant could be considered for the replacement of missing tooth, especially on the first molar.
Yes but compromise result. When the graft exposed, infection may begin and thus the result may be compromised. It is very hard to keep the graft clean if it was exposed.
No. The natural jaw bone fuses with the the dental implant that is in the jaw bone. A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed into the jaw bone. The artificial tooth or crown is then attached to the dental implant.
FAKE? OR OTHER BONE? Fake may not be the right word you are asking to get your answer. You may be referring to a "graft" and what it is made of. Bone grafting is not always necessary with an implant. It depends on how much bone support you have when the implant is inserted. There are several bone grafting substances that can be used...Synthetic, bovine (cow), swine (pig), allograft (donor) or autogenous (your own).
I would say no... Many times when a tooth is extracted the dental professional will place a bone graft to assist in maintaining the quantity and quality of the bone. However, this fills in with your own natural bone. As a result there is no fake bone.
Artificial root. A dental implant is a titanium screw that acts as an artificial tooth root that can support a crown like a tooth can support a crown. You don't have to havea graft that you call fake bone and there are alternatives to cadaver bone and cow bone. Two alternatives are bone morphogenic protein and another is platelet derived growth factor.

A dental implant can fail. Does the removed implant result in bone loss? Any way to properly correct for bone reabsorption?

Implant bone loss. Yes the failure of an implant can lead to bone loss in the area. Many times wen the dentist removes the implant they will clean the area and place bone graft material in site with or without a new implant.
Implant. When an implant begins to fail, your body reacts with an inflammatory response resulting in bone loss around the implant. Subsequent removal of the implant can result in further bone loss. Bone grafting will restore the lost bone in anticipation of your implant.
Implant Failures. The survival of a new, replaced dental implants after removing the initial failed implant can be improved by using various bone grafting techniques. It is a predictable and simple procedure. Ask your oral surgeon for more information.
Bone graft. This happened with me. So after the implant is removed the dentist uses bone graft and you have to wait for that to heal before trying again....
Implant failure. An implant that fails during the initial first few weeks of placement will result in very little loss of bone, and healing is quick allowing for another implant to be placed. An implant that becomes integrated and restored, and then starts losing crestal bone over a period of years will result in a deepening crater and substantial bone loss. Infections change everything.

What should I expect if I just had 2 dental implants and some bone grafting?

Bone graft/implants. What to expect after surgery depends on many different factors. Implants themselves are relatively pain free, while bone grafts can cause significant pain and swelling. You can expect to have a moderate degree of manageable discomfort, with some swelling and perhaps some facial bruising. You'll probably be on a liquid diet for at least several days, as well as a variety of medications.
Sore. Post operative swelling and bruising can be common along with difficulty chewing harder foods. You may require pain medicine for a few days. Generally implant placement is fairly mild depending upon the technique, location, and quality of bone. Some bone grafting is more advanced or involved than others. Don't expect a pain free procedure, but a normal daily routine is expected.
Success. Depending on the quality of bone the healing process can be expected to be 4-6 months in most cases. Temporary teeth may be necessary to strengthen the bone prior to placing the final restorations. Softer bone requires more healing time. The size of the bone graft will also affect the time required for adequate healing. It is wise to wait until the bone is strong enough to support chewing forces.
It depends. Most dental implant procedures do not cause much discomfort if performed by properly trained individuals. The extent of the bone grafting will determine how much discomfort there is. If there was just some particulate bone placed around the implants, the pain should be minimal. Nsaids take care of most of the pain, the first day may require a narcotic depending on the procedure and how involved.
Better function soon. Mild soreness only until the soft tissue heals. Then basically nothing until it is time for the next phase. If you have healling abutments in place, then no more surgery needed. If the implants are covered with tissue, then you will return for the "exposure" or "uncovering" at which time a healing abutment will be placed. Typically you will wait 10 - 14 days to heal before the next resorative phas.
It depends. It depends on what type of surgical technique is used. Generally minimally invasive procedures and carful technique leads to less post op pain and swelling.
It can vary. Depending on how extensive the surgery was your post-operative signs and symptoms can vary. Different locations (sites) in the upper and lower jaw can have more pain, soreness or aching. There is a range of pain from none to severe and it should be controllable with pain medication for the initial few days when it is most likely. After that phase you're unlikely to feel anything while healing.