When you lose several of your teeth, this could lead to negative changes to your smile’s appearance and stability. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist will explain how we rebuild lost jawbone structure with a grafting procedure, which could prepare your smile for the placement of multiple dental implants and help support a fixed prosthetic.
The Loss of Your Jawbone Structure
When we lose teeth, the body will take note of the missing root and as a result, suspend the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the bone structure. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue loses mass and density. Over time, this could mean weakened structure, further tooth loss, and an aged appearance. While dental implants could stimulate the growth of bone structure and be recognized as natural roots by the body, there still needs to be enough stable bone tissues to support them. Unfortunately, the loss of mass and density could mean there isn’t any! However, we can rebuild portions of your smile.
The Grafting Process
The grafting process basically means adding additional bone structure to the portions of your jaw without enough mass and density to support new roots. The tissue will be taken form other places in your body, such as the back of your jaw or pelvis, or we could use donor tissue or synthetic options too. We then rebuild the structure. With sedation dentistry and local anesthesia, we ensure you remain calm and comfortable throughout the entire process, so you enjoy your experience in the office. We will also provide detailed aftercare instructions and schedule a follow up visit to make sure you enjoy a complication-free healing period.
Preparing Your Smile For Dental Implants
Once your smile heals, we will be able to insert one or more dental implant posts. Made from biocompatible titanium, they will be accepted as natural root and bond with the bone tissue. This causes the tissue to grow and be preserved, preventing further tooth loss or changes to your smile’s function and appearance. We could offer an individual dental implant, or use several to secure a fixed bridge or denture. Unlike removable or crown-secure prosthetics, these can last for decades, possibly even a lifetime, helping you enjoy a strong, stable, and attractive smile once again. If you have any questions about the grafting process, or about implant dentistry, then contact our team today.
Have You Lost Jawbone Density?
Our team is ready to rebuild your smile to prevent further complications and prepare your smile for the placement of dental implants. Newhall Dental Arts is ready to help rebuild your smile with oral surgery and lifelike dental prosthetics. Contact our Newhall, CA office at (661) 259-7760 to find out how we address the complications of advanced tooth loss.