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If You Have a Bone Loss,
Can You Have Dental implants

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18.01.2021

‘If I have a bone thinning and bone loss, can I have a dental implant’ is one of the questions frequently asked to the dentists. Dental implants provide a healthy and long-lasting replacement of missing teeth for patients who suffer from tooth loss due to any reason or who have tooth loss in the full mouth. Thanks to today's developing technology and dentistry, it is now possible to apply implants to all patients with bone loss. We will examine these methods in the following part of our article. But, let's explain first how the bone structure supports dental implants.

How does bone structure support dental implants

Dental implants are titanium-based screws placed in the jawbone of patients. In the bone with tooth loss, a resorption (volume reduction in the bone) occurs over time. Adequate level of bone presence is required for implant application. The longevity of your implants is directly related to bone support.

How to determine the adequacy of bones for implant treatment

When you visit our clinic to have a dental implant, your necessary tests are performed by our specialized dentists. With methods such as Dental Volumetric Tomography and panoramic x-ray films, all details that cannot be noticed during the first control and even during the intervention are determined by our dentists, and the information is provided to you. After these controls, our dentists determine together with you which treatment method will be applied and how this process will work.

Which methods are available for the recovery of bone density

In cases where it is decided to apply an implant treatment for your teeth, however, if you experience a loss in bone density, there are different procedures that can be applied before implant application. One of these is to remove bone -for patients with insufficient bone thickness and height- from the places inside and outside of the mouth which are suitable for bone removal, and fix them with screws to the thin jaw bone. In some cases, dentists can also use bone structures obtained through donors for this procedure.

As another method, we can choose a zygomatic implant. In this method, the implant is fixed to the zygomatic bone, which is known to be more dense. The healing time in zygomatic implants is shorter compared to bone graft and is around four months. In case of bone loss, you can apply to our clinic and get detailed information about the process of your dental treatments. After the necessary controls, our dentists will determine your treatment method together with you.

How can I prevent bone loss

First of all, consulting your dentist and not neglecting the routine checks will be very decisive in preventing bone loss. In this way, problems related to your oral and dental health will be detected in advance and it will be avoided that problems reach an irreversible point. In addition, diets containing high calcium, regular oral and dental care and reduction in the consumption of substances such as alcohol, cigarette etc. will contribute to the prevention of bone loss.

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