Can I Still Get Dental Implants If I Have Jawbone Recession?

While dental implants have a high success rate, approximately 5 to 10 percent of implants fail. That’s why it’s important to understand how to properly prepare for this procedure.

Our team at Bahia Dental Group in Pittsburg, California, uses expert care to deliver an optimal dental implant experience. If you have jawbone recession, we’ll be sure to go over all the necessary steps that may need to take place before getting dental implants.

Here’s a look at what they are and what you can expect from start to finish.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth. They are composed of metal posts that are anchored into your bone tissue with artificial teeth at the other end. These teeth are made to look just like real teeth.

What happens during the procedure?

For your comfort, you will be given an anesthetic during the procedure.

Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Marzieh Oghabian or Dr. Esfandiar Abadi detects the precise placement for the metal part of your implant. A modest incision will be made in your gum tissue to position the implant in.

After the initial procedure, the crown is designed by the dental laboratory. The last step is to come back to our office once your bone tissue has fused with the implant so that the crown can be attached to the metal post.

What if I have jawbone recession?

Jawbone recession occurs when there is depleted or not enough bony tissue within the jaw.

Since dental implants implants are attached right to your jawbone, not having enough tissue to hold the implant could cause it to fail. But there is a procedure called bone grafting that can be used to build new, healthy bone.

What is bone grafting?

Bone grafting is a secondary surgical procedure that our dental team can perform. To begin, the doctor will inoculate your gum tissue directly with a local anesthetic and make tiny incisions in order to reach your bone.

Next, a special bone-grafting substance is placed on your bare gums. The substance is then coated with a collagen layer so that you have a sound framework that your body can build new bone upon.

If you’re curious about what dental implants can do for your confidence and smile, take the next step and book an appointment online or call Bahia Dental Group today.

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