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Dental Implants With Bone Loss: Helping Your Patients Find Success

August 30, 2022
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Many patients wonder if dental implants with bone loss are even a possibility. While implants might not be an option for these patients in the short-term, there are long-term strategies that can increase their chances of qualifying for implants in the future. Below, we’ll share our tips for advising patients on dental implants with bone loss.

Understanding the Causes of Bone Loss

For many patients, all bone loss is created equal. However, professionals know that there is a large difference between a naturally weak jaw, an aging jaw, and a jaw that has been damaged due to years of oral disease. Having a frank discussion with your patient about their medical and dental history will help them understand the root cause of their bone loss.

Explore Treatment Options

Patients with bone loss should know that treatment is available- both to address their bone loss and also prevent further deterioration. If bone grafting is an option for your patient, make sure they understand the procedure. Also, talk about periodontal therapies and/or oral surgeries that can restore oral health and help to promote a strong jaw.

Discuss Lifestyle Changes

Of course, dental treatments can help to improve jaw strength. However, the root cause of the patient’s jaw bone loss must also be addressed. Lifestyle issues such as smoking, dietary choices, and poor oral hygiene can all affect the jaw. Encourage healthy habits for your patients and help them see the benefits of a holistic approach to dental care.

Talking About Dental Implants

If you think your patient would benefit from implants in the future, then talk to the patient about this treatment option. Make sure they know the risks and benefits, as well as any procedures they will need prior to dental implants. Having an open dialogue with the patient will help them understand your long-term treatment plan.

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