Full Mouth Reconstruction for Bone Loss
All oral structures suffer when a patient’s dental health declines, including the jaw bone. Without proper care and restoration, the jaw can quickly lose density, leading to further oral health issues. Full mouth reconstruction for bone loss, however, can preserve and strengthen the jaw for optimal oral health and function.
At Dowell Dental Group, our dentist and team of skilled professionals can help patients living in Minerva, OH, Carrollton, OH, and Dover, OH, treat extensive dental damage and tooth loss with comprehensive, restorative solutions. And, with full mouth reconstruction, we can help you address several issues at once, including jaw bone atrophy.
In this blog post, our team explores full mouth reconstruction for bone loss. Understanding the treatments available to you can help you address bone recession sooner rather than later.
Root Canals and Tooth Extractions
The bacteria that cause root canal infections damage oral tissues, including the teeth, gums, and jaw bone.
In cases of a serious tooth infection, Dr. Dowell may suggest a tooth-saving root canal. However, if the infection is too severe, then he may recommend a health-saving tooth extraction. Otherwise, patients may be putting their oral and systemic health in jeopardy.
Following these treatments, patients can explore other procedures to regrow and fortify weakened bone tissue, such as dental bone grafting.
Dental Bone Grafting
Tooth loss quickly deteriorates bone tissue in the jaw. In fact, experts believe that approximately 30% of the alveolar ridge (the bony protrusion that holds teeth in place) recedes in as few as six months after tooth loss or extraction. To rebuild the alveolar ridge, Dr. Dowell may suggest a dental bone graft as a preparatory procedure for full mouth reconstruction.
Dental bone grafting is a surgical procedure during which a trained dentist embeds donor tissue into the jaw bone. The donor tissue can come from the patients themselves, or it may come from other organic or synthetic sources.
After a dental bone graft procedure, patients may experience some pain, bleeding, and swelling. However, this typically subsides within one to two weeks. Full recovery may take nine months or longer, depending on:
- The type of donor tissue used
- The location of the graft
- The patient’s ability to heal and regenerate
Dr. Dowell can assess the health and progress of a dental bone graft with a thorough exam and x-rays. Once patients have sufficient jaw bone density, then they may explore other bone-enhancing treatments, like dental implants.
Dentists across the globe consider dental implants the gold standard of restorative dentistry. These strong, titanium posts function similarly to a natural tooth’s root, which encourages:
- Better blood flow
- Healthier nerves
- Enhanced bone density
Dental implants have a high success rate of over 97% spanning a 10-year period. Their strength and longevity make them remarkably effective at replacing several missing teeth, as dental implants can support many full-mouth restorations, like implant-supported dentures.
Ask Us About Full Mouth Reconstruction for Bone Loss
If you’ve experienced significant dental damage or tooth loss, then you may be rapidly losing bone density in your jaw. Preserve and strengthen your jaw with full mouth reconstruction for bone loss at Dowell Dental Group today.
Patients can reach our team online, or they may call (330) 868-5001 for more information and scheduling.