Patients interested in pursuing tooth replacement options are often told that they are not a candidate because they have significant bone loss in their jaw. Bone loss occurs over time in the area of a missing tooth because the tooth-roots are no longer there to maintain the structure and strength of the bone.
This typically occurs for edentulous patients or patients who lack all of their natural teeth. For many, this eventually results in facial sagging due to a lack of support.
If you have significant bone loss in your jaw, Premier Dentistry can help you restore the strength of your jawbone. Additionally, we also specialize in restorative dentistry and implant dentistry, so that once your jaw is fully restored, we can provide you with tooth replacement options that you deserve.
Bone Grafting in Chicago, IL
Dr. Nechama Brand and Dr. Abraham Stein specialize in prosthodontics. “Prosthodontics” refers to procedures involved in reconstructing and replacing missing natural teeth. While restorative dentistry refers to every-day dental procedures, prosthodontics is used for more complex procedures, such as a full mouth reconstruction for a patient who is missing several or all of their natural teeth.
To help patients with more extreme cases of tooth loss, our doctors provide bone and soft tissue grafting services to prepare your smile for a full mouth reconstruction.
With our bone grafting services, we take a piece of bone from another part of your jaw or your body and transplant it into your jawbone. After several months to allow for proper healing, this grafted bone will have strengthened your jawbone and prepared it to support a restorative option like dental implants.
Dental implants are an especially great option for patients who struggle with bone loss in their jaw. This is because dental implants go beyond cosmetically replacing a missing tooth. Instead, they replace the actual tooth-root system using a surgically implanted titanium post. This post provides support to your implant and to your jawbone, maintaining your overall facial structure as well.
Replace Missing Teeth in Chicago, IL
If you have been told that your mouth reconstruction options are limited because of bone loss in your jaw, we encourage you to schedule a dental exam and consultation in our dentistry near Chicago, IL. Our dentists are highly trained in helping edentulous patients restore the look, feel, and function of their natural smiles. We look forward to helping you achieve your dream smile.