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Bone Grafting & Sinus Lifts in Mooresville

Replace Missing Bone

Animation of implant supported crownWhen having dental implants placed, a great deal of the procedure’s success rests on the height, width, and depth of the patient’s healthy jawbone structure. Over time, lost teeth can result in bone deterioration, and there is not enough bone left for dental implants. In this case, Dr. Keadle can actually add enough bone for dental implants to be placed by performing a procedure called guided bone regeneration. This procedure is rarely necessary, but when it is, it provides an option for people who have been told that they could not have dental implants to get them. Sometimes, the bone is added to the ridge of the jawbone, and sometimes it is added to the sinus air space beneath the ridge. If you have been told that you don’t have enough bone for implants, call 704-639-1330 for a free second opinion, and discuss guided bone regeneration for dental implants with Dr. Keadle to see if it’s right for you.

Why Does Your Jawbone Shrink Over Time?

  • Periodontal disease – Advanced periodontal (gum) disease can have serious negative effects on the jawbone over time, causing the tissue and the teeth to become very unstable.
  • Tooth extraction – Several studies show that patients who have had one or more teeth extracted tend to lose an average of 40-60% of their surrounding bone over the course of three years.
  • Injury/Infection – When a patient experiences a severe jaw injury, it can cause bone recession in the area. Bad infections may also cause this effect.