It is common to experience bone loss around the teeth as a result of progressive disease, infection or trauma. However, bone loss can limit our ability to restore your smile using methods like dental implants or implant supported dentures. We offer bone augmentation and bone grafting procedures to replace lost bone. Bone grafting can also restore the proper facial contours where bone is missing in the font of the mouth.
Bone loss in the jaw bone is common when one or more teeth have been lost due to injury, decay, or trauma. Without the tooth in place to stimulate the jaw bone, the bone around the missing tooth will begin to deteriorate.
Bone loss occurs frequently in patients who have lost teeth as a result of gum disease or injury. In areas that have experienced tooth loss, the jaw bone stops receiving the stimulation it needs to grow and becomes reabsorbed by the body. After an extended amount of time, bone loss may become so severe that it hinders the possibility of placing dental implants. It is not impossible, however, to have dental implants placed under these conditions. In cases where sufficient bone mass is unavailable, Dr. Jonathan Szymanowski and Dr. C. Thaddeus Szymanowski can perform a bone grafting procedure to increase your chances of success with dental implants.