There is not always enough bone to adequately support a dental implant. A wide variety of surgical techniques are available to create an adequate supply of bone. It is possible to use autologous bone from suitable donor regions or artificially produced, established materials for bone augmentation.
The method and the material depend strongly on the amount of bone to be replaced, the localization and the individual situation of the patient. In principle, 3D imaging is used to determine in advance whether bone augmentation is really necessary.
The dental implant can be placed at the same time as the bone augmentation, or it can be waited for and the implant is placed in a second procedure. Again, the situation is different for each patient and will be discussed together before the procedure.