What Causes Bone Loss in the Jaw?
Teeth may be lost due to periodontal disease, injury or some other trauma. With periodontal disease, bacteria gradually eats away at the underlying jawbone. When a tooth is not replaced immediately, the jawbone area beneath the tooth shrinks because of the lack of chewing and biting stimulation. Dentures and bridges do not provide this stimulation and can accelerate the rate of depletion. Dr. Sonick is an expert in bone regeneration and treating the depleted bone.
Bone Graft Regeneration to Replace Lost Bone
Many of our patients with missing teeth are told they are not the right candidates for implant treatment. Fortunately, we have been able to help most of these patients. With natural bone regeneration techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we have found that there are very few patients for whom dental implants cannot be a reality.
The jawbone exists only to support the teeth. When teeth are removed or extracted, the surrounding bone and gums can shrink or recede causing bone loss. When this occurs, there may be unsightly defects and/or the collapse of your lips and cheeks. When bone loss occurs, it may preclude placement of dental implants. The key to implant success is the quantity and quality of bone where the implant is to be placed.
We offer many procedures to regenerate the jawbone and create a solid foundation for dental implants prior to, during and following implant placement.
Different types of bone regeneration procedures:
- Maxillary sinus augmentation
- Guided bone regeneration
- Grafting materials
- Socket preservation
According to Dr. Michael Sonick, you are the right candidate for bone regeneration if:
- You are currently not eligible for dental implants due to lack of sufficient bone tissue
- You have good oral and dental health
- You are not allergic to grafting material
During your initial consultation, Dr. Sonick will examine your teeth and take digital X-rays. He will review your previous dental and medical records and determine if bone regeneration is an appropriate option for you.
If you are interested in restoring your teeth with dental implants but have suffered from tooth or bone loss, bone regeneration may be the solution for you. If you want to receive bone regeneration in Fairfield, Connecticut, please schedule a consultation with our skilled dentists, Drs. Michael Sonick, Rui Ma or Stephanie Koo, by calling Fairfield County Implants and Periodontics, LLC today at 203-254-2006.