There are several different conditions that could potentially impact the health and integrity of your jawbone structure. For example, one of the reasons why gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss is because it systematically erodes the gums and jawbone structure that support your teeth. Also, the loss of your teeth roots can have a diminishing impact on your jawbone structure, causing it to gradually lose mass and density over time. Fortunately, a weakened jawbone isn’t something you can’t recover from. With jawbone grafting and minimally invasive dental implant treatment, we can help rebuild your smile and restore the integrity of its foundation.

Who qualifies for jawbone grafting?

The need for jawbone grafting isn’t always a part of restoring smiles that have experienced tooth loss. The loss may not have been the result of gum disease and its impact on the jawbone, and they may address the loss before it has had a chance to significantly impact their dental ridge. Jawbone grafting may be recommended if the upper and/or lower dental ridge has lost a significant amount of bone mass and density, especially if you plan to receive dental implants to replace your lost teeth along the ridge.

Is it always necessary before dental implants?

The impact of tooth loss on your dental ridge is a common result of losing one or more teeth roots, and dental implants are the best solution for preventing this consequence. The good news is that, even if you’ve lost some structural integrity in your dental ridge, you may still be able to avoid the need for jawbone grafting. The goal of minimally invasive dental implant treatment is to help you fully restore your smile, oral health, and bite function while minimizing the extent of your treatment. That may include designing your treatment plan to help limit or avoid the need for grafting your jawbone structure first.

How can we improve your chances of avoiding it?

The goal of jawbone grafting is often to strengthen the jawbone structure in preparation for dental implant placement, which involves strategically placing dental implants within your jawbone structure. However, through minimally invasive treatment processes and specialized, small-diameter dental implant posts, we can often help patients limit this need to minimize their bone graft surgery, or to avoid it altogether in some cases.

Learn more about jawbone grafting

Jawbone grafting can play an important role in rebuilding your smile, but there are ways you may be able to reduce or avoid the need for it. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.