Dental implants have become a heralded option among professionals and patients. For anyone dealing with bone loss, it’s important to understand the value of high-grade dental implants and what they have to offer. In general, bone loss occurs due to chronic periodontitis or loss of teeth. When a person is dealing with periodontitis, bacteria begin to work away on the periodontal ligaments and/or jawbone leading to significant discomfort.
Most patients will note bone loss due to ignored tooth loss. This means excessive pressure is placed on the jawbone while chewing. After losing a tooth, patients will often see their bone go away especially in the first few years. This can be concerning and is one of many reasons to pursue dental implants as a potential solution.
Dental implants are regarded as a top-tier treatment for replacing missing teeth and avoiding excessive bone loss. When the dental implants are put into place, they can act as a replacement tooth and keep the bone secure. Other solutions such as dentures and/or dental bridges on their own don’t offer the same level of protection. When the dental implant is set up alongside dental crowns or bridges, there’s added protection in place to keep everything in line.
Please note, dental implant treatment has to be personalized to meet the patient’s needs. This includes assessing the jawbone and making sure the process of “osseointegration” (i.e. growth around the implant) is successful. If the dental implant has to work naturally, it needs to integrate properly. This is the only way to make sure the jawbone remains healthy and becomes strong again.
What about individuals with aggressive bone loss?
In most cases, dental implants are possible and it’s all about finding a personalized approach to the procedure. However, a qualified in-person assessment is required to determine what’s viable and what’s not. With the help of the dentists at Dentistry on Broadway, patients can learn more about their bone loss, what’s required, and how to make sure their treatment is a success. When there’s excessive bone loss, patients are asked to move forward with a bone graft to rebuild the jaw bone until it can house dental implants.
To qualify for this procedure, please take the opportunity to book an appointment and see whether or not this is the right way to go. A qualified professional will be more than happy to assist in determining the bone’s condition, potential concerns, and the right approach moving forward.