Sometimes when patients lose teeth or have a serious infection, it can affect your jawbone levels. Often, this bone loss may go undetected until you need treatment like a dental implant to replace an extracted tooth. In order for dental implants to be successful, it is necessary for the bone to be dense enough to support and integrate with the dental implant.
Treating low bone density
When your bone levels are low, we sometimes recommend bone grafting so that you can still have the implants you want and need. Though bone grafting involves an extra step, we have helped numerous patients just like you to rebuild their bone and support implants. Dr. Jason Keledjian is highly skilled in the area of bone grafting.
Bone grafting involves placing artificial or donor bone at the site where bone regeneration is required. Once the donor bone is in place, we allow you time to heal. During the healing process, if your body responds well, you will integrate the donor bone and it will become part of your jaw.
After you heal completely, Dr. Keledjian will perform an exam to make sure you are ready for implant placement.
Bone grafting allows patients who were once ineligible for implants due to inadequate bone levels to have successful implant placement and restoration.
Learn more about bone grafting
If you are interested in getting a dental implant but are worried about your bone density, contact our office. We will be glad to get you in for a consultation and to assess your current situation.