Patients who are missing one or more teeth may have lost some jaw bone tissue as a result of bone deterioration from the missing tooth root. Once a tooth goes missing, the jaw bone starts to wear away almost immediately. This is why it’s so important for patients to restore a missing tooth before the jaw bone starts to break down enough to trigger a host of other oral health problems. Since dental implants must be placed on a foundation of jaw bone, we may need to add bone grafting to your treatment plan if there is too much bone loss. Our doctors at the The Dental Studio of Midland, TX, have extensive experience performing bone grafting surgery and can prepare a comprehensive treatment plan to help restore your missing teeth.
Too much bone loss around the jaw can create divots and imbalances in your overall jaw structure which will eventually affect your bite. If the jaw bone has deteriorated extensively, it can impact the overall shape of your jaw and face, causing visible deformities and a ‘sunken in’ look around the jawline. If there isn’t enough bone available in the upper jaw, our doctors may recommend a sinus lift, or ridge augmentation procedure, to rebuild that solid foundation.We only use just enough grafting material necessary to create a stable structure to support a set of dental implants, or to restore your jaw bone after extensive bone loss.
Not all surgeons and doctors have skills and experience with bone grafting techniques and may not even offer both dental implant placement and restoration procedures in house. Our doctors at The Dental Studio of Midland, TX, perform all of these procedures from our state-of-the-art practice and have worked with countless patients who have missing teeth and some degree of bone loss. Both of our doctors are doctors of dental surgery and Dr. Tye Thompson is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. We use advanced technologies and tools to determine the level of bone loss you might have with a high degree of accuracy and use guided implant surgery techniques to ensure the best possible result.
about bone grafting, the sinus lift, or ridge augmentation procedures, call our practice to schedule your consultation.