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Can you have Dental Implants with Severe Bone Loss?

Written By Mekari Dental Studio and SPA on March 26, 2021

Dental Implants Dental implants are comfortable, durable, and practically indistinguishable from natural teeth, making them an excellent and effective tooth restoration option. Thanks to natural appearance, they’re a great boost to your self-esteem and confidence. But can you have dental implants with severe jawbone bone loss? The short answer is yes. Read on to see your options. 

What Causes Jawbone Loss?

The jawbone exists to support your teeth. When a tooth falls out or is damaged, the jawbone isn’t stimulated in that area. As a result, the body directs minerals intended for the jaw elsewhere, which in turn causes slow but continuous jawbone loss. 

Get Dental Implants, Even with Jawbone Loss

There are several reliable dental implant options for those who suffer from jawbone loss. 

Bone Grafting 

A dental bone graft is a procedure intended to replace or help with jawbone regeneration for dental implants through the transplantation of healthy bone tissue. 

The transplanted or prefabricated bone graft material tissue fuses with the patient’s jawbone and over time it may even stimulate regeneration of the actual bone. 

Bone grafts for dental implants prolong the process by six months, or even a year, since the patient has to heal first before dental implants are placed. 

All-on-4 Implants 

Also known as full-arch fixed implant bridges, all-on-4 implants are a set of four to six dental implants embedded in the jawbone to provide a solid platform for the actual implant. Note, the implants used in the procedure are different from typical implants. 

The implant used to replace the missing or damaged tooth is essentially the same, but the four to six tips are usually a specialized cap-shaped tip. The procedure takes about three days, and is also quite effective. 

Consult a Professional Dental Implant Dentist in New Orleans  

If you’re interested in dental implants but struggling with severe bone loss, all hope isn’t lost. As shown above, you have quite a number of options. 

Contact Mekari Dental Studio & Spa today to discuss the best option for you.

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