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Can You Get Dental Implants with Deteriorated Jawbones?

Posted on 4/1/2024 by Weo Admin
Dentist showing patient dental x-ray for dental implants at Pacific Oral & Facial Surgery Center in Livermore, CADental implants are among the most practical treatments for patients with multiple missing teeth. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon has the proficiency and qualifications to perform dental implant surgery. However, not all patients with missing teeth can get dental implants. This guide explains whether you can get dental implants with deteriorated jawbones.

Dental Implant Surgery Requirements

Most people prefer dental implants since they are less conspicuous and look like natural teeth. They also do not stain or wear out quickly, although they still require proper oral care to ensure they last longer. However, not all are ideal candidates for dental implants. You can only qualify for dental implant surgery if you meet specific requirements.

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons only recommend dental implant surgery to patients with healthy gums and adequate jawbones. In any case, the implants require healthy gum tissue and optimal bone density, volume, and structure to stay in place. The dental implants fuse with the existing bone, ensuring ample support and the structural integrity of your new teeth.

Your overall health also plays a critical role in determining your candidacy for dental implant surgery. Underlying health concerns can delay the healing process, resulting in a low success rate. If you have deteriorated jawbones, we may recommend alternative treatments such as partial or complete dentures.

Treatment Options for Deteriorated Jawbones Before Dental Implant Surgery

Inadequate jawbone volume and density might disqualify you from dental implant surgery. Fortunately, we can treat bone loss using several surgical options. Bone grafting is among the most effective ways to build adequate bone density before a dental implant procedure. This technique entails harvesting bone material from your body or a donor before placing the graft on the site with inadequate bone. The bone graft contains cells that trigger growth on new bone, preparing you for dental implant surgery after recovery.

Contact Our Practice Today

Getting dental implants with deteriorated jawbones might seem impossible. Fortunately, breakthroughs in oral and maxillofacial surgery, such as bone grafting, have made it possible to obtain tooth implants even with deteriorated jawbones. Contact us today to learn more about bone grafting and its role in dental implant surgery.

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