If you are among the several patients who would love to restore their missing teeth with dental implants but are facing a dilemma due to low bone density, there is no need to panic. With advancement in modern day dentistry there are treatments options that can help you restore your teeth leading to smile of your dreams.
How Advancement In Dentistry Can Help You?
Today many patients interested in replacement of their missing teeth and have been told that inadequate bone density is preventing them from the stable, natural looking smiles of their dreams. However you are lucky as implant dentistry advances every year, and your trusted Newtown PA oral surgeons can help you with bone loss to get the permanent smile replacement results possible with dental implants.
What Are The Reasons For Loss Of Jawbone Density?
It is pure scientific principles that work for human body. When the body works hard to be an efficient machine, it functions to supply nutrients to the different parts of the body. When the nutrients are not used in one place, the body absorbs them for drawing on energy in another part. Similarly the jawbone that functions to hold and move teeth stop absorbing the nutrients and thus it leads to tooth loss. As the roots of your teeth fuse with the jawbone as they develop the fusion leads to stimulation of the bone that sends a message to brain that it is essential. This function leads to retention of the bone density.
What happens when jawbone is not stimulated?
Without the root of the teeth in event of tooth loss, the jawbone is not stimulated. It leads to different conditions. With the passing of time the body breaks down minerals in the jaw for use in a different place. This process is known as jawbone density loss. Though missing one tooth may not cause much jawbone density loss for edentulous patients, the drastic changes are visible in facial shape and volume that tell the tale of bone loss.
The difference is evident for many denture wearers, patients who wait several months or years to replace their missing teeth. These patients lose their jaw density which leads to changes in their appearance. However for those who are genetically predisposed to have less dense bones, dental implants are not considered as a viable option. Expert dentists and periodontist offer bone grafting and All-on-4 implants for patients who are unable to naturally support a dental implant. Dr. Sam Khoury with his dedicated team of experts specializes in dental implant treatments and all on four implants.