When people have had a full arch of missing teeth for a long period of time, without getting them replaced, then they may not be able to immediately replace those missing teeth with full mouth dental implants. This is because a full arch of missing teeth does not have tooth roots stimulating the jawbone to keep it healthy and strong. Over time, their jawbone will go through resorption, giving them an aged looking appearance.
For those with severe jawbone loss, they will still be able to get treated with full mouth dental implants in Woodbridge, VA by first restoring their jawbone with a bone grafting procedure. Here is more on how patients’ jawbone density can be restored with bone grafting procedures so they can be treated with full mouth dental implants.
How Will I Know If I Have Severe Jawbone Loss?
People with missing or severely damaged teeth will know that they have severe jawbone loss when they have the following symptoms:
- The ridge of the gum line seems to be shrinking or changing.
- The facial structure is taking on a sunken in looking appearance.
- There are more wrinkles around the mouth.
- Remaining teeth are shifting, drifting, or becoming loose.
- Chewing has become painful.
When people are experiencing these jawbone loss symptoms, they should immediately go to a trusted periodontist for a bone grafting procedure so that they can become eligible for full arch dental implants.
How Does Bone Grafting Restore My Smile For Full Mouth Dental Implants In Woodbridge, VA?
When people with a full arch of missing teeth have severe jawbone loss, they should get treated with a state-of-the-art bone grafting procedure. With a bone grafting procedure, patients will have enough jawbone density to support their full mouth dental implants.
How does a bone grafting procedure work, some may ask? During the bone grafting procedure process, bone grafting material, either from the patient or a different source, is placed and sutured into the area of their jawbone where they do not have enough jawbone density and volume. Within a few months, the bone graft material will fuse with the patient’s jawbone.
At that point, the area of the bone grafting procedure can become an ideal foundation for full arch dental implants to be placed on. The four or more dental implant posts in a full mouth dental implant procedure are made to act like natural tooth roots. They will fuse with the patient’s jawbone, keeping it dense, strong, and healthy for years to come.
Can A Bone Grafting Procedure Be Avoided So Full Mouth Dental Implants Can Be Immediately Placed?
While those with severe jawbone density loss will need to get a bone grafting procedure in order to have enough jawbone volume and density to support their new smile, those with enough jawbone density may not have to. The skilled periodontist can strategically and precisely place the dental implant posts into areas of the patients jawbone where they have enough jawbone density to support them.
See Us Now So We Can Restore Your Smile With Full Mouth Dental Implants In Woodbridge, VA
At our advanced and caring office, you will be able to restore your jawbone health and density with a proven bone grafting procedure so you can get treated with full mouth dental implants. Don’t hesitate to improve the look and function of your smile with us. Get in contact with Dr. Ahmad Hawasli and our exceptional team at our Woodbridge Periodontal and Implant Center office to schedule an appointment with us today!