All you need to know about getting dental implants and how EthOss helps you get the best results.

Choosing to have dental implants is choosing to make life better.

It’s choosing to get your smile back. To eat with confidence. And have peace of mind. When they work well, implants provide a new lease of life. And implants can work better with EthOss.

If you have questions, we have answers.

When you’re considering getting dental implants, it’s normal to have questions. So we’re here to help. This short guide explains all about EthOss, helping you to choose with confidence.

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What is EthOss and why do I need it?

When you lose a tooth, it’s common for the bone in your jaw to recede. EthOss is a calcium-rich material that helps grow your bone back to a healthy level (also known as bone grafting). This provides a strong foundation for your dental implant. EthOss is applied under your gum as a white paste and works with your body’s natural healing process. As well as helping your body to grow strong new bone, it’s safe (with no animal content) and it has been shown to grow bone faster than alternatives.

Developed by experts

“My patients told me they wanted shorter procedures, faster healing, less pain, reliable results and safe animal-free materials.

EthOss was developed to give them what they want, using the latest biocompatible materials for amazing results.”

Dr Peter Fairbairn, BDS

Dentist and world authority on grafting materials.


The steps in your treatment.

It’s always reassuring to know what to expect. So here’s an example of the steps that are often involved, once you decide to get dental implants. This guide contains several ideas of timescales but please note that these can differ significantly depending on the specific treatment programme that is best for you. Since everyone is unique, your exact treatment will be tailored to your needs – your dentist (also known as a clinician) will discuss this with you.





  • During your initial consultation, your dentist will take some x-rays and examine your teeth to diagnose your problem. After assessing you clinically, they will recommend potential treatment plans, one of which may be the placement of a dental implant. They may also be able to tell from your x-rays if you will require a bone graft procedure. If you decide to proceed with the implant option then your dentist will explain the timescales and details of the procedure to you.

    They will also make an impression of your mouth to serve as a guide for the rest of the treatment.




  • If your existing tooth has a poor prognosis then it will need to be extracted. This will be done under a local anaesthetic (an injection to numb the area). Any tooth extraction will be done extremely carefully by your dentist. They will preserve as much of your jawbone as possible to host the implant.

    Your dentist may decide that the implant can be placed immediately. Alternatively, they may recommend a healing period to allow your gum tissues to heal over the site before placing the implant at a later date.

    In some cases, your dentist may place a ‘socket graft’. This is involves placing bone graft material into the empty tooth socket, to preserve or improve bone levels before placing an implant. This is a very common procedure but is often not necessary.




  • If you need some minor bone grafting (bone growth) then your dentist will let you know. This is usually done under a local anaesthetic. Your dentist may need to raise a small gum flap from your gum to access your jawbone. They will then clean the area to give EthOss a strong direct contact with your bone.




  • When it’s time to put your implant in, your dentist will again give you a local anaesthetic and raise a small gum flap. After it has been cleaned, the implant site will be prepared by gently drilling a small hole into the jawbone. This is where your implant will be screwed in. At some point during this procedure, either before or after the implant is placed (or both), if more bone is needed then EthOss may be added as a white paste which dries in a few minutes.

    Your implant will then be left in place for around 12 weeks, giving it time to fully integrate with your jawbone. You should be given a temporary tooth during this time.




  • Your stitches will typically be removed around a week later. Some types of implant will sit above your gum (covered by a ‘healing cap’), while others will sit below it. After the healing period of around 12 weeks, your implant should be ready to support your replacement tooth. Implants under the gum will require a second small procedure to expose them.




  • Once your implant has integrated with the surrounding bone and become stable, you will return to your dentist to add an abutment on top. This is what your new tooth will be attached to.

    At this point, a new impression of your tooth and surrounding teeth will be made. Your dentist will use this to make your new permanent tooth, crafting it to match the shape and colour of your natural teeth. A new temporary tooth may be attached until it is ready.




  • Your new tooth will be attached to the abutment by your dentist. They will then check how it looks and works, to make sure you are completely happy.




Grow Stronger

Why implants can work better with EthOss.


Fully absorbed into your body, as it’s replaced by strong, healthy new bone, increasing the longevity of your new tooth.


100% synthetic. There’s no human or animal content, so no risk of cross-infection.


No need for a collagen membrane, for less time in the dentist’s chair and higher success rates.


Typically 50% new bone growth in as little as 12 weeks.


Made with next-generation biocompatible materials.


Developed by world-renowned clinicians and trusted by dentists worldwide, supported by industry- leading training and mentoring.


Proven technology for predictably excellent outcomes.

Grow Your Knowledge

Simple answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
You can always discuss them in more detail with your dentist.

EthOss is used to grow your bone back to a healthy level. This bone loss is often caused by having a tooth extracted or lost, or by gum disease. Without a tooth to support it, the bone in your jaw will recede and will not grow back on its own, often making it impossible to secure an implant. EthOss will encourage your bone to grow back, helping to secure an implant.

EthOss is a synthetic product based on minerals found in your body. It creates the ideal calcium-rich environment for new bone growth. EthOss contains no animal products.

Yes – EthOss is manufactured to strict quality standards. It has been used in over 100,000 surgical procedures worldwide.

EthOss is broken down by your body and completely absorbed by your new bone as it grows.

“Natural” products contain a natural bone source in their mixture. This can come from several sources – bovine (cow), porcine (pig) or equine (horse). When these products are being used in a bone grafting procedure, they may not be fully absorbed, staying in your body forever.

As a synthetic product, EthOss is simple. You don’t have to worry about the potential risk of cross-infection from using other sources of bone.

No. Some other products are sourced from human bone, either from the body of a deceased person, or the patient’s body. By contrast, EthOss is synthetic and contains no human content.

Most older bone grafting materials require a collagen membrane. These membranes, which are often made with collagen from pigs, are needed to protect the material and keep it stable. But because EthOss is made from an innovative combination of synthetic materials it removes the need for a separate membrane, making your procedure simpler.

No. With some other bone grafting procedures, bone must be taken from a different part of your body (e.g. chin, jaw or hip). This is an uncomfortable process and can present issues. EthOss removes the need to do this.

Bone grafting and dental implant placement is a surgical procedure, so some discomfort is inevitable. That said, dentists tell us that patients who have procedures with EthOss regularly report low pain levels compared with other materials, with many not needing any painkillers a couple of days after the procedure.

Caring for your implant is very important. Your dentist will give you precise guidelines after your procedure, but we’ve listed few tips that can help below.

• Continue brushing as normal – simply avoid the implant area until any tenderness subsides
• Avoid touching the area directly
• Try to avoid wearing dentures for a few days, especially at night
• Avoid hot drinks, alcohol and smoking

• Care for your new tooth just like a normal tooth
• Brush under and around your crown
• Avoid very hard-bristled toothbrushes and abrasive toothpastes
• Floss daily with tape or floss that’s made for use with implants

Put simply, because implants can work better with EthOss. Unlike older alternatives, EthOss uses advanced biocompatible materials to grow stronger bone, faster, with less reported pain. It is totally replaced by the patient’s own bone. And because it’s completely free from animal content, it’s safer too. All these reasons make EthOss the smart choice for modern dental implants that last.

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All the information on this site has been approved by highly trained dentists with extensive experience of bone grafting and placing implants. However, treatment plans involving dental bone grafting and implants are unique for each individual and accordingly the timing, cost and delivery of care will be customised. Your dentist will have their own preferences for the way that a particular course of treatment is delivered and may therefore suggest alternatives or variations that are not included in this information.

The information contained on this site is intended to provide an overview of routine bone regeneration treatment and is not a replacement for specific treatment or advice given by your dentist.