Can you get dental implants with bone loss?

getting dental implants with bone loss

Breakthroughs in dental implant technology can overcome bone loss

Any time your teeth or gums experience trauma, you’re at risk of bone loss. It may be caused by gum disease or injury, but bone loss is most often the result of dentures or multiple missing teeth.

Dental implants prevent bone loss and are also the best treatment for multiple missing teeth. However in the past many people seeking implants already had enough bone loss to make this impossible without first resorting to extreme measures such as bone grafts.

Thankfully, however, implant technology has advanced greatly in recent times, and today most patients with bone loss can be fitted with high-quality dental implants in just 1-3 days.

At The Point Dental in Point Cook we use the latest in digital scanning technology to assess the condition of your jawbones, and our highly experienced team of dentists can then advise you on what type of implants would best suit you. 

Tips on how to prevent bone loss

  • Maintain good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing
  • See your dentist regularly
  • Keep up a healthy diet, including getting enough calcium
  • Avoid smoking, which affects your overall oral health and bone growth

Dentures and bone loss

checking for bone loss

Unfortunately bone loss is a common result of dentures, because (compared to natural teeth) they exert a very small amount of chewing pressure (around 10 per cent) on the jaws.

Without this constant stimulation, the bone that usually supports the teeth begins to resorb, or waste away. Over time, the resulting bone loss can cause once snug-fitting dentures to become loose and uncomfortable.

Dental implants solve this problem by restoring up to 80% of the chewing force of teeth. And, they have many other advantages over removable dentures and bridges.

  • Implants look and feel like natural teeth
  • They don’t slip and move when you’re eating or speaking
  • They are a permanent, durable solution that can last a lifetime
  • They are so comfortable most people don’t even notice them once they are inserted
  • Unlike dentures, they don’t cause hygiene problems and mouth sores

All on 4 implants

All-on-4 is a revolutionary way of immediately replacing all of your missing teeth with just four dental implants — even if you have experienced bone loss.

The procedure takes only 1-3 days, and the result is as close to natural teeth as is available today, giving you a beautiful smile immediately. And, the success rate is extremely high — around 98 per cent.

With All-on-4 implants, your chewing power is restored to about 80 per cent of normal power, which (for most people) means being able to eat whatever they want, with no further bone loss.

At The Point Dental, we only use Nobel Biocare implants (which are made by the inventor of All-on-4 implants) and our dentists are personally trained by Paulo Maló of the MALO Institute, the creators of All-on-4 concept.

This gives us unsurpassed experience and expertise in giving you top-class All-on-4 treatment similar to that of the world-renowned MALO clinic.

preventing bone loss in gums

Zygoma implants

Zygoma dental implants are a remarkable breakthrough in treating severe dental bone loss.

Zygoma implants are longer than other implants, so they can extend past the upper jaw and anchor in the cheekbone (zygoma). This makes them a great option for those who have experienced severe upper jawbone loss but don’t want to undergo bone grafts.

Zygoma implants are often used in conjunction with other implants. In this case, the zygoma implants are usually situated at the back of the mouth, and then standard implants are used at the front.

Although zygoma implants require surgery, it’s a far shorter and more comfortable procedure than a bone graft.

No need for hospital

At The Point Dental, we are the only dental clinic in Western Melbourne or Geelong with our own in-house general anaesthetic facility and group of specialist anaesthetists and specialist lab technicians. These people work closely together to ensure the success of your All-on-4 or zygoma implants, meaning there is no need for you to go to a second location or a hospital for your treatment.

Options to suit your budget and lifestyle

After your initial consultation with us, we will prepare a proposed treatment plan (also called a smile makeover) in writing for you.

We’ll help you find the best solution to suit your budget and lifestyle. We keep our costs competitive so we can offer the quality and service we’re known for.

Where needed, we can provide you with deposit-free and interest-free payment plan options so you can start your treatment immediately. We also accept most major health funds, allowing you to claim on the spot via HICAPS.

We are Melbourne’s leading centre for dental fear management, including sleep dentistry, so there’s no longer any need to fear going to the dentist.

Your new smile is just an appointment away! Visit our smile gallery to see some of the amazing results we have achieved at The Point Dental.

To arrange your free initial consultation, contact us today.

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