Bone grafting is often closely associates with dental restorations such as bridge work and dental implants.
In the majority of cases, the success of a restoration procedure can hinge on the height, depth, and width of the jawbone at the implant site.
When the jawbone associated with missing teeth shrinks, or has sustained significant damage, the implant(s) cannot be supported on this unstable foundation and bone grafting is usually recommended.
Periodontal disease can affect and permanently damage the jaw bone that supports the teeth. Affected areas progressively worsen until the teeth become unstable.
Studies have shown that patients who have experienced a tooth extraction subsequently lose 40-60% of the bone surrounding the extraction site during the following three years. Loss of bone results in what they call a “bone defect”.
Dental injuries and other physical injuries resulting from a blow to the jaw can cause the bone to recede. Infections can also cause the jaw bone to recede in a similar way.
Unfortunately, not everyone has enough bone to support the placement of implants. This usually indicates bone loss due to advanced gum disease, or periodontitis. If you do not have enough bone to support implants, don’t worry. Your local Oviedo prosthodontist can provide a solution to this common problem.
Talk to your dentist about the possibility of getting dental implants. Even if you have much bone loss, getting implants is still possible. Dr. Amit Kamat is a board-certified prosthodontist, and he is highly qualified. He will help you determine how to proceed with getting dental implants.
A dental implant restoration procedure relies on the bone as an anchor. The depth, width, and height of that bone affects the treatment’s outcome. The bone near the missing teeth can shrink or become damaged. Then, implants are not supported because of the unstable bone as a foundation.
Losing bone tissue in your jaw is not abnormal with periodontal disease. If you have already lost teeth, you probably have lost bone elsewhere. Gum disease can cause damage to the bone that supports the teeth. This condition gets worse over time until the teeth ultimately become loose.
If you get a tooth removed, you might experience much bone loss. You could lose up to 60 percent of the surrounding bone tissue. This issue might progress for approximately three years after the tooth extraction. This kind of bone loss is sometimes referred to as a bone defect.
Other factors can also cause your bone tissue to shrink or recede. You can lose bone due to an infection or an injury. A blow to the jaw could result in bone loss. An infection can lead to bone loss in your jaw, too. Bone grafting and a sinus lift could help to restore your smile.
Bone grafting is a solution to an implant site with insufficient bone. We can graft your bone from a few different areas of your body. The dentist can take bone from your hip or below the knee. Bone can also be extracted from a different part of your jaw.
A bone graft can replace the lost bone in your upper jaw. We this via a sinus bone graft. The new bone replaces missing bone in the posterior upper jaw region.
The bone between your mouth and your maxillary sinus may diminish. Then, you will require a sinus lift to counteract the lost tissue. The dentist goes into the sinus and lifts the sinus membrane. The new bone is placed in the sinus floor.
Talk to Dr. Amit Kamat about bone grafting and sinus lift. If you have bone loss but want implants, Dr. Kamat can help. By grafting donor bone onto your existing tissue, he creates new tissue. That tissue will be the anchor for your prosthetic teeth.
You do not need to suffer from diminishing bone and missing teeth. Dental implants are a popular treatment in Oviedo, FL.