Quality Dental Care is your source for complete oral health in the St. Johns and neighboring communities. If you have experienced bone loss in your upper or lower jaw, we can help you with bone grafting as an option to correct this serious issue.
Bone loss occurs in the upper and lower jaws for many reasons including periodontal (gum) disease, fractured teeth, traumatic injuries and dental infections. Bone loss can also occur when the jawbone near missing teeth atrophies, a condition also known as bone resorption or bone shrinkage. When this happens, the placement of dental implants can be impossible.
Common causes of bone loss in the jawbone:
- Gum disease - When a bacterial infection occurs in the gums, it can result in loss of bone.
- Missing teeth - When a tooth is missing, the jaw bone often gradually begins dissolves.
- Misaligned teeth - When teeth are not positioned correctly, they can reduce the biting and chewing pressure needed to maintain bone volume around the tooth which can lead to bone loss.
- Injury —Injury to a tooth can cause misalignment or infection; both are issues that can lead to bone loss.
- infection—Tumors and infections that are not the result of gum disease sometimes develop in the bone tissue and can lead to bone loss.
With the bone graft techniques we offer at Quality Dental Care, our dentists have the ability to improve upon or actually add bone where needed. These bone grafts will often allow us to secure dental implants as a replacement for missing teeth, even when significant bone loss has occurred.
If you need to have a tooth extracted and require an implant, Quality Dental Care is here for you throughout the entire process with the very best care. If bone grafting is needed due to bone loss, we are experts at utilizing the latest dentistry techniques for bone grafting to combat the limitations bone loss creates. Schedule a consultation with our experienced dentists at Quality Dental Care today. We’re conveniently located on Racetrack Road in St. Johns. Call us today for an appointment at (904) 364-0333.