When a person suffers from tooth loss, lack of treatment could lead to the gradual weakening of your jawbone. This could even complicate your ability to receive dental implants. To help strengthen the weakened parts of your smile, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons could offer jawbone grafting and sinus lifts.
The Loss of Jawbone Density
How does your smile weaken following tooth loss? Well, the body will suspend the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the bone tissue around the missing roots. Without these nutrients, the jawbone loses mass and density, weakening to cause further tooth loss. Eventually, this could mean a prematurely aged appearance develops too. While dental implants can prevent the loss of mass and density by acting as new tooth roots, you need enough jawbone tissue to support them. To rebuild the weakened portions, our team could offer ridge augmentation and sinus lifts.
Also known as jawbone grafting, this helps rebuild the lower jaw to provide enough structure to support dental implants. We could take tissue from the back of the lower jaw or from the chin or hip. We could also use advanced synthetic sources, such as bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2). These materials provide a matrix to stimulate bone growth and create natural structures.
For the upper portion, our team will essentially raise the sinus floor to uncover new tissues to support dental implants.
Once the area heals, we will plan and guide the placement of dental implants into the jaw. They will sit at the perfect angle and position to prevent the tissue from breaking down, and ensure your new teeth can last for decades to come. We then add abutments to the post, and attach a crown for an individual one, or a prosthetic for multiple posts, such as bridges or dentures. You enjoy a full smile that looks and functions like natural teeth, and your new results can last for decades to come.
Whether you have one or multiple missing teeth, we can help rebuild your smile and secure lifelike and long-lasting replacement options. If you have any questions about jawbone grafting and sinus lifts, or about placing dental implants, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Rebuilding Your Smile?
We can help prepare your smile with one or more dental implants, so you can return your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty once again. To learn more about correcting the breakdown of your smile, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625. A full smile is possible, so give us a call today to get started.