Improving Bone Health
With the advancements in bone graft technology available today, this bone can be regenerated while the implant is integrating. After the osteotomy is prepared, BioDensification™ is injected into the osteotomy. The implant is then placed into the osteotomy. During implant placement, the graft material is forced into the surrounding fat and bone formation is stimulated through the process of osteogenesis.
A high-power view clearly shows the pre-existing lamellar bone (LB) on the right and left with newly formed woven bone (WB) in the mid-section. This is the same process that occurs when placing BioDensification into poorly mineralized bone. The graft material stimulates osteogenesis and the stimulated osteoblasts fill the area with mineralized bone and then migrate into the surrounding bone to continue to improve mineralization, bone density, and integration into the surrounding tissues.
A common problem are “spinners”. When the bone lacks the structure to stabilize the implant, it will commonly spin in the socket. BioDensification is a calcium phosphate bio-cement that bonds to bone and implant surfaces. In combination with SL Factor, which stimulates the bone formation, BioDensification bridges the gap between the bone and implant surface and produces bone to implant integration when primary stability is not achieved. Let’s review the process with the following case.