Many patients who have issues with their teeth and oral health are suffering because they have inadequate jawbone density. The goal of restorative dentistry is to improve a person’s overall dental health, and this may require a procedure called bone grafting to help improve the strength and density of the jaw. Many times, loss of bone occurs because of tooth loss. When the jaws do not have the root support of the teeth, the density will slowly drop, which can lead the other teeth to shift. To improve your dental health, you will want to see if you are a candidate for bone grafting.
Many patients will be candidates for bone grafting. However, it might not be the right solution for everyone. Those who are good candidates will generally be in good overall dental health, despite possibly missing some teeth. In addition, it is important to remember that this is oral surgery, so the patient needs to be able to handle surgery. They should not suffer from any issues that would increase the risk of the surgery. For example, those who have uncontrolled diabetes and autoimmune disorders do not heal well, and would not make good candidates.
As mentioned, one of the most common reasons for loss of bone density is due to missing teeth. Most want to have those teeth replaced, and one of the best ways to do this is with dental implants. However, if the bone density is too low, the implants will not work. Therefore, you need to have the bone grafting to increase the density, and then you could get the dental implants.
If you want to find out if you are a candidate for bone grafting, you should get in touch with our dentists in Huntley at Advanced Dental & Implant Care today. You can call 847-854-1200 or visit the contact page.