Dental implants are becoming more and more common, but they aren’t necessarily for everyone. Patients with osteoporosis may require the dentist to take additional or alternative means of treatment. Here’s what you need to know about dental implants if you have osteoporosis.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are embedded into the jaw bone. In order for the implant to stay in place indefinitely, the bone must remodel around the implant, growing into it and holding it firmly in place. This process is called osseointegration. If you have issues with your jaw bone, you may not be able to get implants. [Read more…]