Posted on 12/30/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
A key to the success of a dental implant is having enough bone in the jaw for the placement of the implant. Many people need implants because they have lost teeth.
The lost teeth can also lead to the loss of bone mass. That means for many people it is necessary to add bone mass to support the implant. There are a few ways for this to happen.
Bone grafts are one of the most common methods for restoring bone mass to the jaw. During a bone graft procedure, bone is taken from some place body and implanted to the site that has experienced the bone loss.
The amount of bone added to the area of bone loss is not enough to completely replace the bone. Instead, the graft can stimulate the growth of new bone to replace the loss of bone around the jaw.
There is a chance that the bone graft will not work and there is no new growth of bone. For most people the result is a restoration of the bone. This allows for the placement of the implant in the area where the bone graft took place.
Natural Ways to Restore Bone in the Jaw
It is also possible for people to restore lost bone naturally. Many people experience bone loss in the jaw because of poor oral health habits. Improving the oral health habits can prevent more bone loss.
Restoring the bone loss is possible through not only improving oral health habits, but also through increasing the amount of nutrients in the body. Increasing the intake of some vitamins and minerals can help the body restore bone. These are minerals and vitamins that can help with bone growth.
Adding the extra minerals and vitamins can come through diet or supplements. To understand this and other oral health issues, contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our dental professionals.