Many dental implant patients are turned away by other providers because they have bone loss. Without the appropriate bone density to anchor from, implants become impossible. There are a few common reasons for bone loss in the jaw that can make implants difficult. Yet even if you have some bone loss, it is still quite possible to get implants.
Causes of Bone Loss
There are two primary causes of bone loss. The first is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease begins in the gums, but can eventually eat away at the bone under the tooth as well. The other common cause of bone loss is a missing tooth. Once a tooth has been extracted, if no replacement is made, the bone under the extracted tooth will wear down and diminish. [Read more…]