The use of osteoconductive materials in dental implants

Bio3-implantsThere are medical cases when it is required to perform prior bone augmentation or osteoplastic surgery in order to restore the damaged or missing teeth. Different osteoconductive materials are used for these procedures. What does the word “osteoconductive” mean? What is the role of these materials in the successful dental implant process?

The fact is that it is impossible to obtain a successful result of teeth restoration if not to use special implants in case of insufficient bone volume, i.e. small-diameter, or basal dental implants. The implant can be loose and unstable, unable to heal, and it will do more harm for a patient than good.  In this case, it is a doctor’s mistake, because of the wrong implant type and technique selected. So, bone graft and its plastic using osteoconductive materials extends the range of indications for successful implantation, creating conditions for selecting dental implant techniques and implants as well. Some years ago if there was insufficient bone volume it was not possible to place dental implants but now the use of these materials has changed the situation completely.

Thus, osteoconductive or osteogenic materials – are materials of different origin, which are used in dental implants as matrix or framework providing the basis for the bone growth and formation, accelerated division of its cells, followed by differentiation. Nowadays there is a very wide range of osteotropic drugs, which affect the bone growth and restore atrophied periodontal and bone structures. They include osteoconductive materials as well.

The choice of bone graft technique before dental implants and thus the choice of osteotropic materials depend primarily on factors such as the ability of bone graft materials to stimulate regeneration of bone cells, biological inertness, the rate of micro vessel sprouting in the restored bone tissue. Generally, osteoconduction is the ability of the osteotropic material to provide the framework for new bone. Materials that are osteoconductive include allogeneic bone grafts, organic matrix, ​​porous and non-porous hydroxyapatite, bioactive glass, calcium sulfate, xenoimplasnts and other materials. Today, their range on the market of osteoplastic materials is quite wide. Nevertheless, new research and scientific work are being conducted in order to create more perfect osteoconductive materials of new generation.

Thus, the osteoconductive material – is quite popular with the dental implants product, which is widely represented in the market by various manufacturers. It is important to understand that you can select it only with the help of your dentist, who will tell you about the material you need and its quality.

The specialists of the company Bio3 Implants consider that carefully selected  bone grafting materials and high quality implants ensure the success of the dental implant surgery.