Sometimes, people are told that they don’t have enough jawbone density to successfully get treated with dental implants. Luckily, when people have low jawbone density, they can become candidates for dental implants in Toms River, NJ when they first get treated with a bone grafting procedure. With a bone grafting procedure, people’s jawbones will be stable enough to support as many dental implants as the patient needs to restore their smile.
Why Do I Need Jawbone Density To Be A Candidate For Dental Implants?
Before diving into how a bone grafting procedure helps people get the restorative dental implants they need and deserve, they will probably want to know why bone loss accompanies tooth loss and failure. The answer lies beneath the surface of people’s gums: their tooth roots.
While people may not be able to see their tooth roots, it not only stabilizes natural teeth from shifting, it also stimulates the jawbone around it. People are able to speak and eat properly and in comfort because their jawbone is strong and healthy enough to do so.
When people lose their natural teeth, however, their tooth root is no longer stimulating their jawbone. Without a tooth root stimulating the jawbone, the jawbone begins to reabsorb and weaken. Typically, the process starts slowly and becomes progressively worse the longer it is not taken care of.
Without healthy teeth, peoples gum lines shrink and change shape. This is why people need good jawbone density to become candidates for dental implants in Toms River, NJ.
How Does A Bone Grafting Procedure Help Me Become A Candidate For Dental Implants In Toms River, NJ?
When peoples jawbone density has lessened because they have one or more missing teeth, then a bone grafting procedure can help. The doctor will treat the patient with bone graft material, from their own body or a donor source, to the area where they have the least amount of jawbone density.
A bone grafting procedure can sometimes be done on the same day as the patient’s dental implant placement surgery. It can also be performed several months prior to their dental implant surgery if they have significant bone loss in their jaw.
After the site of their bone grafting procedure has properly healed, they are candidates for dental implant placements. The dental implant post will act like a natural tooth root, stimulating the jawbone to keep it healthy and dense. Not only will the site of bone grafting procedures be able to hold single, multiple, or full mouth dental implants in place, they will also be able to stop the patient’s jawbone from weakening in the same spot again.
As it can be seen, patients can become dental implant candidates after their jawbone density is restored with a bone grafting procedure.
Come To Our Office For Your Bone Grafting And Dental Implant Procedures
Unless your jawline has already begun to take on a “sunken” appearance, you might not know if you have bone loss or not. The simplest way to find out is to schedule a dental implant consultation with a trusted implant specialist like Dr. David Basar. Most people who are not immediate candidates for dental implants because of jawbone loss, can become candidates after bone grafting.
Dr. Basar has specialized training in many aspects of dentistry, including the oral surgery protocols necessary to perform both bone grafting and dental implant procedures. Don’t wait to restore the look and function of your smile with us. Get in contact with Dr. David Basar and our quality team at our Advanced Smile Dentistry office to schedule an appointment today!