I've been told that I don't have enough bone for dental implants. What are my options?
Because your teeth act like anchors in your jawbone, when you lose teeth the bone in your jaw begins to lose its form and reabsorb. This can put your other teeth at risk for failure because the foundation of your teeth is literally melting away. That it is why discussing implants as soon as possible after tooth loss is so important.
If your bone becomes too deteriorated, dental implants are impossible without certain procedures to build up and restore your bone. Our dentists are skilled in bone grafting, which uses donated or harvested bone to rebuild the bone of your jaw so that your implants can be held in place.
Bone grafting is becoming more common because the benefits of implants are undeniable. Having dental implants helps to maintain your remaining bone and since implants are most like your natural teeth, they are the most effective tooth replacement option.
If you are interested in dental implants but concerned about the condition of your bone, please give us a call. We are happy to examine you and provide you with our recommendation. Our dentists, Drs. Smith and Domingue are highly skilled in the art of bone grafting. Their experience means successful implant placement for hundreds of patients.