Will I Need Jawbone Grafting if I Lose Teeth?

May 28, 2019

We may lose natural teeth for a number of different reasons, but not matter the cause, the loss of teeth could lead to major complications. For some Olathe, KS, patients, this could include the loss of jawbone density. In order to prevent a prematurely aged appearance, we may address the problem with a jawbone grafting procedure.

Loss of Jawbone Density

We may lose jawbone density for a number of different reasons. For example, natural irregularities that a patient is born with, typically referred to as congenital, could cause difficulties eating and speaking. The presence of periodontal disease, in addition to causing tooth loss and serious discomfort, has also been linked to loss of jawbone density. Tooth loss could also lead to problems, as the body suspends the doses of key nutrients to the jawbone, such as phosphorus and calcium, following the loss of a natural tooth. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue actually deteriorates, which causes additional tooth loss. Some patients may also develop a prematurely aged appearance.

The Jawbone Grafting Procedure

How do we help our patients? If you’re interested in restoring jawbone tissue, especially if you would like to receive a new tooth, we may suggest oral surgery. With a jawbone grafting procedure, we shore up the jawbone structure, which enables your smile to secure a dental implant without fail. A dental implant not only addresses the gap in your smile, but the implants, being made from biocompatible titanium, actually stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, which helps your jaw stay strong and ensures your new teeth have the potential to last decades.

Do You Have Missing Teeth?

Remember, once we strengthen your jawbone, we will be able to discuss tooth replacement with dental implants. Inserted into the jawbone, they’re strong, dependable, and offer advantages over bridges and removable dentures. Able to withstand bite forces and restored with natural looking crowns, dental implants offer a long-lasting and lifelike solution to missing teeth. If you have multiple lost teeth, then we may use several dental implants to secure a prosthetic, such as a bridge or denture. If you have one or more missing teeth, then let us know. If necessary, we can perform a grafting procedure to help your smile say strong and healthy. If you have any questions or concerns, then contact our team to schedule a consultation and start your journey to a healthier smile!

Have You Suffered From Tooth Loss?

If you lost natural teeth, then talk to our team about possible replacement options, such as dental implants. For more information on jawbone grafting and implant dentistry, then schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.