Block Bone Graft
Patient Testimony : When the patient approached us, he only had two central incisor teeth left on the upper jaw. They were mobile because the bone around them was resorbed, due to advanced periodontitis. The patient had had a removable prosthesis for years and regularly applied glue to secure the prosthesis, and to be able to use it properly.
During the first consultation, we offered him a sinus lift and an autogenous bone graft from his hip bone for the upper jaw but the patient refused because the transplant made the use of a prosthesis provisional. impossible during the healing period. We treated his lower jaw with the placement of implants and dental crowns on the molar area and prepared a temporary prosthesis for the upper jaw pending the patient’s decision.
Some time after his return to France, our patient came back to us. He was very satisfied with these fixed dental prostheses that smileydent.com had prepared for him and he requested that his jaw be taken care of. During the consultation, the scanner of his jaw showed us the absolute need for a graft, (the opaque parts show where there was little or no bone).
The patient also realized the importance of not loading the graft area with a temporary prosthesis. This time we offered him another solution, allogeneic grafting. The new method consisted of block grafts taken from living donors, prepared with measurements of the patient’s jaw topography. The advantage of this method was to avoid the patient two surgical operations in two different parts of his body, one of them heavy because under general anesthesia. We sent the patient’s scanner to the Botiss Center in Germany.
With the help of the 3D images, the center observed the dimensions of the missing bone in the area and prepared simulations for us. Following the agreement of our dentists, they proceeded to manufacture the blocks. We scheduled an appointment for oral surgery with the patient and under general anesthesia, we performed two sinus lifts and a block graft. Besides, we have accelerated vascularization and healing time through the use of the patient’s own blood membrane by the PRF method.
After only a few hours of the operation, our patient left the hospital with no pain and almost no edema. The radiological X-ray, 3 days after the placement and the filling, gave us a positive idea about the success of the treatments. At the end of the routine checks for 10 days, he returned home without any declared problem. Our patient remained in contact with us and subsequently gave us regular information on the progress of these treatments.