This term refers to a relatively new way of thinking and technique when placing dental implants into the jaw bone. Traditionally, we used to drill bone away to make space for the implant – similar to drilling a hole in the wall to insert a wall plug/screw.
In most cases of implants I place today, rather than removing bone, I use special drills which push the bone sideways and condense the bone- this results in a wider bone width than was present before rather than less bone due to some of it having been removed.
Additionally, in some cases, the sinus floor can be raised a moderate amount – sometimes avoiding a sinus lift procedure. This process of expanding and condensing the bone is called “Osseo densification”.There are slowly more dentists using these drills and this technique.
Feel free to ask any questions if you are planning to have implants placed.