A dental implant replaces the root of a natural tooth and therefore needs a certain level of bone to support the implant.
There are numerous clinical reasons why the bone surrounding the supporting teeth may have eroded over time, including the following:
- Bone defects or infection
- Acid erosion
- Cracked teeth
- Extensive cavities
- Bone is too thin or short to support implants
- Untreated periodontal disease
- Missing teeth
- Other medical conditions
- Poorly-fitting dentures
- Bone density weakness
At Nicoma Park Dental, we can identify if you have the adequate bone strength to support a dental implant before completing the procedure. If not, we will use bone grafting to supplement your current bone level. A successful bone graft allows you to generate new bone to provide support for your dental implants.
We’re dedicated to your comfort and dental health.
Call us today at (405) 987-5104 to schedule your appointment – we look forward to getting to know you and your smile!