Why Choose Dr. Amit Kamat?
- One of Only 1% of Dentists with this Specialist Qualification (Learn more)
3 Years Advanced Speciality Training in
- Dental Implants
- Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Not Enough Bone for Dental Implant? Consider Bone Grafting
- 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.
Jaw Bone Volume Shrinkage – The Reason to Get a Bone Grafting
- Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease can affect and permanently damage the jaw bone that supports the teeth. Affected areas progressively worsen until the teeth become unstable.
- Tooth Extraction 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”.
- Injuries and Infections 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.
Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw, hip or tibia (below the knee.)
When Do You Need a Bone Graft
Getting dental implants is a wonderful solution for many individuals. Implants are placed in your facial bone, and they remain there permanently. The implants, which are tiny titanium screws, serve as prosthetic roots. Crowns are placed over the implants, so you also have prosthetic teeth.
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.
Why Bone Loss Affects the Implant Process
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.
How Bone Loss Occurs
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.
How a Dentist Can Help with Bone Grafting
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.
About Dr. Amit Kamat
Dr. Amit Kamat is a prosthodontist, meaning he has specialized training. One percent of dentists have undergone this kind of training. Dr. Kamat has had three years of advanced education in:
- cosmetic dentistry
- rehabilitation of the entire mouth
Contact us today to schedule a consultation.