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Factors Determining the Lifespan of My Dental ImplantsMay 11, 2018
Don’t worry if you’ve lost too much bone for dental implants there are ways to restore your lovely smile with dental implants. Fortunately today implant dentistry has advance to an extent that it allows relief to patients suffering from loss of bone. People diagnosed with inadequate bone density suffer from low esteem due to change in their appearance and withdraw from social life. Bone loss is preventing them from the stable, natural looking smiles of their dreams.
With the advancement in implant dentistry every year oral surgeons are able to help patients with bone loss or resorption to get the permanent smile replacement results possible with dental implant techniques.
Are You Wondering What Causes Jawbone Density Loss?
The reason for jawbone density loss is applicable similarly to every part of body with bones. Since the body works hard to be an efficient machine, it is important that nutrients are absorbed equally in all parts. When nutrients are not getting used in one place that is your jawbone, the body starts to absorb them for use in another. This is the starting of the jawbone tooth loss. Jaws mainly function to hold and move teeth. The roots of your teeth fuse with the jawbone as they build up. Due to this fusion it provides stimulation to the bone that tells the brain that this bone is indispensable. Thus, bone density is retained.
When there is no root to the teeth the jawbone is not stimulated. With a passage of time the body breaks down minerals in the jaw for use elsewhere. This leads to bone loss in jawbone. This process is also known in medically terminology as resorption.
Dental implants come to the rescue of people suffering from jawbone loss with bone augmentation procedure. In fact if you have just one missing tooth there is no cause for anxiety as it may not causes much bone loss, but for edentulous patients, the drastic changes are noticed in facial shape and volume which tell the tale of bone loss. Therefore for many denture wearers, patients who wait several months or years to replace missing teeth, it becomes important to consider viable options like all on four implants.
Even for patients having genetically predisposed tendency towards less dense bones, bone augmentation is essential before considering dental implants as a viable option. Bone Augmentation or Bone Grafting is the process of adding bone to an area with inadequate density.
Call to find out more about dental implants, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sam Khoury’s dental team today at drsamkhour.com.