The Importance of Bone Density in Dental Implants

Dental,Xray,Shows,3,Wisdom,Tooths.,There,Is,One,Critical Dental implants are an excellent way to restore lost function and rejuvenate your smile. However, there is an important consideration before treatment: bone density. If you do not have enough bone mass for an implant, the implant will likely not integrate properly, which could cause more damage to your mouth.

In this case, the best thing to do is to have bone grafting — a procedure that increases bone in parts of the jaw to prepare them for future implants.

What Is Bone Density?

Bone density is a measurement of the strength and mass of bones, which affects the success of dental implants. Without enough bone density, a dental implant may not fuse properly or fail.

The Importance of Bone Density for Dental Implants

Sufficient bone density provides stability and a strong foundation so that the dental implants remain in place. Insufficient bone density can affect the fusion of the implant to the bone, increasing the chance of implant failure.

At Gentle Dental Care, LLC, we always ensure your jawbone is strong enough to support an implant. If you do not have enough bone density for dental implants, we will develop a treatment plan to prepare you for them.

What If I Don’t Have Enough Bone for Dental Implants?

Advances in oral health now allow those with poor bone density to get dental implants. Depending on the type, location, and number of implants, your dentist or oral surgeon will decide which technique is best for you.

Bone grafting

Bone grafting is a procedure that consists of an oral surgeon adding bone to the jaw. Ideally, a bone graft is done with your bone, but it may be done with synthetic material as well. Bone grafting for dental implants has an extremely high success rate ranging from 93 to 100%!

Subperiosteal Implant

Individuals with damaged, narrow, or weak jawbones benefit from subperiosteal implants. Rather than in the jawbone, a subperiosteal implant is designed in the shape of the mouth and sits over the jawbone under the gum tissue.

Zygomatic Implant

Zygomatic implants are made to replace the teeth in the upper arch only and are an alternative to bone grafting in the upper jaw. Patients with insufficient bone density in the upper jaw often choose Zygomatic implants because of their fast recovery time and long-lasting effects.

Let’s Choose the Best Implant for You in NJ

Our goal at Gentle Dental Care is to help provide you with a winning smile regardless of bone density. Please call us at 732-549-5660 if you have any questions about dental implants or schedule a consultation at one of our locations in Edison, Piscataway Township, New Brunswick, Metuchen, or Woodbridge Township, NJ.

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