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Conjunctive procedures related to implantology
Refers to additional surgical or preparatory procedures that are often performed in conjunction with dental implant placement. These procedures are aimed at creating a suitable environment for successful implant placement and ensuring long-term stability and functionality.
Some common conjunctive procedures in implantology include:
- Ridge expansion: This procedure involves widening and shaping the jawbone ridge to create adequate space for implant placement. It is typically performed in cases where the jawbone is too narrow or insufficient for traditional implant placement.
- Sinus elevation: Also known as a sinus lift, this procedure is done when the sinuses are too close to the upper jawbone, hindering implant placement. The sinus membrane is lifted, and bone graft material is placed beneath it to increase bone height and provide support for the implants.
- Autogenous bone grafts: In cases where the jawbone lacks density or volume, bone grafts may be necessary. Autogenous bone grafts involve taking bone material from one area of the patient’s body, such as the hip or chin, and transplanting it to the jawbone to augment or enhance its structure.
- Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) use: PRF is a substance derived from the patient’s blood that contains a high concentration of platelets and growth factors. It is used to enhance the healing process and promote tissue regeneration. In implantology, PRF may be used as a supplement during bone grafting procedures or to aid in the healing of soft tissues around the implants.
These conjunctive procedures are performed before or during the dental implant placement process, depending on the specific needs of the patient. They help address any anatomical limitations, improve implant stability, and increase the chances of long-term success for dental implants.
Dr Saad Boji’s expertise in conjunctive procedures related to implantology implies that he has the necessary skills and experience to perform these additional procedures alongside dental implant placement. This ensures that patients receive comprehensive and personalized treatment to achieve optimal outcomes for their dental implant procedures.