Implants Are Capable of Halting Bone Loss
Dental implants are preferred for tooth replacement thanks to a number of factors, and are the only option capable of preserving bone health and arresting deterioration. Bone loss in the jaw is caused by conditions like:
- Periodontal Disease
- Tooth Loss
- Misaligned Teeth
- Ill-Fitting Appliances
- Injury or Trauma
- Cysts or Tumors
Implants rely on sufficient bone volume for support, and stimulate surrounding bone tissue each time the teeth bite or chew – an important component of maintaining bone health. Seattle patients with bone loss often are not candidates for implants right away at Pacific Northwest Periodontics, yet may still enjoy the benefits of this tooth replacement method following bone stabilization dental services. Total implant cost may take into account any preparatory procedures needed to restore bone health.
Treatments for Bone Loss in Teeth
As with any dental procedure, there is a possibility of unintended collateral damage while placing your dental implants. However, due to our experience and knowledge, we are able to prevent issues like periodontal disease, tooth loss, or misaligned teeth by implementing advanced procedures like bone grafting and ridge augmentation. Contact us for a consultation so we can determine exactly what procedures you need.
Bone Grafting:Adds bone to areas in deficit to strengthen teeth or enable implant placement.
Ridge Augmentation:Replenishes volume and stability of the bony arch following tooth and bone loss, to reestablish facial contour and prepare for full-arch tooth replacement.
Ridge Preservation:Preserves an extraction site by adding bone tissue into the exposed tooth socket (allows for future or immediate implant placement).
Sinus Lift:Enables implant placement in upper molar and premolar regions by thickening bone in or around the maxillary sinus cavity.
Guided Tissue Regeneration:Utilizes barrier membranes to expedite healing and new tissue growth following bone stabilization services.
Bone Grafting Patients
A member of the American Academy of Osseointegration and American Dental Association, among other respected organizations, Dr. Darrin Rapoport remains committed to advancing bone health through proven, effective technologies and life-changing results. His extensive experience and background in both general dentistry and periodontics afford him a keen perspective on oral health improvement, providing a unique advantage for our patients.
To get the bone stabilization services you need for a healthy smile, contact our practice today for your consultation with Dr. Rapoport.