Over a short period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth dissolves and shrinks. Similar to a bar of soap in the shower, the bone “melts” away once a tooth is removed. 40-60% of the bone is lost in the first six months to one year after a tooth is extracted!
Shortly after the loss of teeth, the jawbone rapidly shrinks. Dental implants prevent and stop this continual bone loss. Even jaws like this can be rebuilt to have implants.
This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants. Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and esthetic appearance. If the bone is too thin or too short it must be replaced so an implant can be placed in the precise position of the tooth.
Extraction Socket Bone Graft | Bone Widening/Expansion
Bone Grafting For Dental Implants
Nerve Repositioning – Lateralization | Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)