Bone Reduction Leveling or as often referred to in medical terms, alveoloplasty, involves the leveling of the surface of the jaw to make it optimal for anchoring dental implants. It is an alternative to bone grafting in certain situations.
If you have one of the following, then you can choose to have a bone leveling procedure instead of bone grafting:
The process is limited to situations where the full arch needs teeth replacement. The added thickness after leveling increases the stability of implants. This will, in turn, improve the resistance of the implants to fracturing and breaking of the bridge.
In the presence of atrophy, some specialists may use pink tissue porcelain to mimic the lost gums. The leveling helps to minimize the transition between live gums and the synthetic enamel.
If you are missing all teeth or have a long span missing teeth, you may consider having alveoloplasty in place of bone grafting. Bone leveling heals faster and is less expensive than bone grafting.
The procedure has its disadvantages which include:
The black triangle effect may lead to trapping of food in the holes which would result in bacterial growth. Your dentist may request you to take a CT scan to help determine the precise location of leveling and also the amount of bone.
The dentist will then be able to create a uniform modified ridge just by looking at the healthiest segments of the rim. Bone leveling is an option to consider for those who may want to avoid bone grafting.
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