Bone Loss

Treating Bone Loss Before Dental Implants

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Many patients come in to see Dr. Jigar Gandhi for dental implants to replace missing teeth.

However, if the teeth have been missing for a while or you have significant jaw bone loss, there may not be enough bone available to support a dental implant. We offer bone grafting and restoration procedures to rebuild bone tissue. This procedure may be necessary before we can proceed with dental implant surgery.

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Bone Loss and Dental Implants

If you will be receiving dental implants but do not have enough bone to support the base of the implant, you are at risk for problems with the implant and further bone loss. Many people start losing bone in the jaw as soon as a tooth goes missing but bone loss can also occur because of medical conditions, such as osteoporosis or thyroid problems. If we detect significant bone loss, we may recommend a bone graft or other procedure that helps rebuild the lost tissue.

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Procedures to Reverse Bone Loss

Our doctors perform several procedures that can restore lost bone, including:

  • Bone Grafting
  • Ridge Augmentation
  • Ridge Preservation
  • Sinus Lift
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Bone Restoration Before Dental Implants

In order to perform a successful dental implant procedure, we need to make sure you have enough bone available to support the implants. We will tie in the cost of any preparation procedures, such as bone grafting or a sinus lift, into the total cost of your dental implant procedure. Keep in mind you may need to wait several months for the bone to heal fully before we can begin dental implant surgery. In most cases, a bone graft will affect the timeline of the final dental implant placement.

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If you want the most successful results with dental implants,

make sure you’re aware of the problems associated with bone loss. Schedule your appointment at Shore Smiles Dental today to discuss your dental implant goals for more information on which, if any, bone loss procedures you will need.

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