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BONE GRAFTING - WESTWIND INTERGRATED HEALTH

The Link Between Missing Teeth and Dental Implants

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Is Jaw Bone Loss a Problem?

When you lose a tooth or you suffer from advanced gum disease, you are at risk for experiencing a resorption process in the bone that will cause it to thin and weaken. Over time, this resorption increases the risk for other teeth to shift out of place or fall out, especially if associated with chronic infection. Bone loss can make it difficult (and sometimes impossible) to qualify for dental implants, the only permanent tooth replacement option and the ideal solution for most patients with missing teeth. However, while bone loss is a problem, we can effectively transition patients into better oral and overall health by providing the link between missing teeth and dental implants: bone grafting. Using specialized techniques, our experienced team rebuilds a healthy jaw bone through bone grafting, ensuring better dental function and improved whole-body health with dental implants.

The Reason for Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is often the link between missing teeth and permanent tooth replacement with dental implants. With our specialized bone grafting techniques, we can create a healthy foundation of bone and ensure candidacy for dental implants. The many benefits of implants include:

  • Permanent replacement for one or more teeth
  • Naturally aesthetic, blending seamlessly with other teeth
  • Strong and durable for normal biting and chewing
  • Healthy for the jaw bone and halts further bone resorption
Jaw Bone

Custom Bone Grafting Treatment

The bone grafting process takes donor bone grafting materials and places them in areas of the jaw that need more density and volume. When covered and left to heal, the bone grafting materials and the existing bone will grow and naturally fuse together. This creates a healthy and strong foundation for dental implants. Our specialized bone grafting techniques include:

  • Bone loss in the upper arch can lead to an expanding sinus cavity and little bone height to safely support an implant. A sinus lift places bone grafting material under the sinus cavity, to rebuild proper height and density beneath so implants can be placed.
  • Tooth loss that causes bone resorption can leave the bony ridge too weak and thin to accommodate implants. Ridge augmentation restores the natural contours of the bone and rebuilds a healthier ridge for the placement of one or more dental implants.

Do you need bone grafting? We can help you find out

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