Bone augmentation

bone augmentation Planning the dental implantation assessment of jaw bone quantity and quality needs to be done. Bone augmentation procedure is necessary when existing bone is not enough to perfom the dental implantation.
In the Pro-implant Dental Clinic bone augmentation is performed by dentist Darius Pocebutas
Particularly complex operations are performed in conjunction with a visiting oral surgeon M.D Benhard Giesenhagen (Germany).

If the bone in missing tooth place for a long time has been naturally loaded, it gradually atrophies. Starts bone resorption - bone loss, which affects the height and width of the jaw. Bone augmentation – augmentation of patient's own bone or bone substitute where there is not enought bone left. During the procedure, local anesthesia is applied. On the patient's request, the operation can be performed under deep sedation.
At the Pro-implant Dental Clinic bone augmentation is performed using several different methods.

Bone ring augmentation (Bone Ring Technique)

In the Pro-implant Dental Clinic a unique bone ring augmentation is performed. The author of this method is oral surgeon M.D. Giesenhagen Bernhard (Germany), the head of the International Institute of Implantation Pro-implant. He has conducted over 1,000 bone ring augmentations with ANKYLOS® dental implants. Long-term monitoring of patients suggest that the success rate of operations is more than 98%.
M.D. B. Giesenhagen regularly comes to the Pro-implant dental clinic to advise the patients especially in difficult cases.

The benefits of Bone Ring Augmentation are:

  • Shorter treatment time
    The duration of treatment gets shorter up to 5 months, compared with classical bone block augmentation techniques.
  • Reduced patient‘s stress
    Bone ring augmentation is a single-stage treatment. Patients experience less stress, because there is no need to perform the second surgery.
  • Aesthetics
    Bone ring helps to achieve a particular aesthetic implantation of front teeth. Due to circular ring shape, the gums at the implanted tooth looks very natural.

How it works?

Step-by-step procedure of the bone ring technique you can find here.


Comparison of block augmentation and the bone ring technique

bone augmentation
Usually, when there is no enough bone to perform dental implantation, two-stage treatment is needed. First controlled bone regeneration surgery is performed (augmentation of a missing part of the bone). After the healing process, in about 4-6 months., another surgery is performed- implant placement.
bone ring augmentation Bone ring technique
Bone ring technique allows to perform bone augmentation and implant placement surgery in a single operation.


NEW! Botiss bonering® - Bone ring in the box

Botiss bonering®Some patients fear taking the ring from the jaw, therefore they refuse a bone ring augmentation. Now, there is a solution for them too. 
Pro-implant Dental Clinic started to use a new allogenic bone rings for bone ring technique. The procedure became more simple - no need to harvest bone from the patient. Allogenic bone rings are made by Botiss company (Germany) using donor bone from the tissue bank in Austria. After appropriate treatment of donor bone, there are no longer any organic materials left - just a frame.

Controlled bone regeneration

This is a procedure that restores a missing jaw bone and bone regeneration makes it possible (to recover). It is performed by using own bone or bone substitutes and membranes. After the procedure in 4-6 months, the bone heals and so dental implantation can be performed. Bone regeneration prepares the jaw bone for dental implantation and prosthesis.

Sinus lift

The loss of teeth in the upper jaw, makes the bone decay from above. In order to perform dental implantation sinus lift surgery is needed. Its goal is to raise the sinus mucosa and to perform bone augmentation in order to place the implant. A dental implant can be placed during the same operation.