Board Certified Periodontist, Dr. Scott O. Kissel

Can I Get Teeth Implants If I Have Bone Loss?

Dr. Kissel performing dental implant surgery using microsurgery

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Most men and women who want to restore their oral function and replace their loose or missing teeth are often very anxious to get started with their treatment. Dr. Kissel understands that desire and works diligently with everyone to ensure a speedy procedure and positive outcome. However, it’s important to understand that not everyone who wants teeth implants will be immediately considered a good candidate since they may have issues like bone loss.

Some patients who visit Dr. Kissel to discuss teeth implants have had reduced oral function caused by loose or missing teeth for quite some time. With this time, comes bone loss. In order to determine whether or not you can receive teeth implants, Dr. Kissel will need to perform a full oral evaluation to determine the best way to treat you and give you the results you deserve.

Are You a Candidate for Teeth Implants?

To find out how Dr. Kissel can restore your oral function, and to find out if you qualify for teeth implants, the first thing you should do is schedule an initial consultation with him at his office. During your appointment, Dr. Kissel will perform a full oral examination, take CT scans of your mouth to determine your bone health, obtain 3-D optical scans of your teeth and gums and then merge the data to perform a 3-D workup on a computer. Dr. Kissel has diagnosed and treatment planned using 3-D programs for 20+ years. This is the most comprehensive and safest method to analyze and plan implant dentistry. He will also take time to listen to your concerns, talk to you about your overall health history and oral health history, and explain the teeth implant procedure to you in detail.

If he determines that you have significant bone loss and are not immediately eligible to receive teeth implants, he will recommend a bone graft procedure.

Why Would I Need a Bone Graft?

Because teeth implants are placed directly into the jawbone, they require a solid base for success. If you do not have adequate jawbone tissue to receive teeth implants, a bone graft will be required in order to build up your bone before implants can be placed.

Most often, this pre-surgery is required in order to:

  • Repair bone loss that has occurred after prolonged tooth loss
  • Repair the jawbone after a significant injury
  • Restore the jawbone after periodontal disease has caused damage
  • Improve the overall structure and health of the jawbone

When you visit with Dr. Kissel for your initial consultation, it’s important that you’re open and honest with him about your health history and lifestyle habits. This information is vital to the success of your teeth implants, and it will give him the information he needs to prepare a treatment plan that will suit your specific needs.

Are There Other Options?

If Dr. Kissel determines that you’re not eligible for traditional teeth implants without a bone graft, don’t lose hope—you may be eligible for a less-invasive teeth implant option. The All-on-4 teeth implants use just 4 implants per arch to provide a full-mouth restoration and are only placed into healthy, strong jawbone. This option provides many patients with the restored oral function they seek, as well as protection from further jawbone deterioration.

Call Dr. Kissel to Find Out How You Can Regain Your Oral Health

The only way to find out if you qualify for teeth implants is to meet one-on-one for an initial consultation with Dr. Kissel.

Dr. Kissel uses the most advanced and proven techniques to treat your dental and periodontal issues. His microsurgical techniques allow for a better experience post-op for the patient due to greater accuracy and a more precise operation.

During your consultation, Dr. Kissel will inform you about what’s right for you and the type of dental implants you are eligible for. He can explain the dental bone grafting procedures to you, and answer all your questions. If you’re ready to replace your smile with natural-looking, functional dental implants, then call Dr. Kissel’s office in New York City for a consultation at (212) 702-9088 or book online.

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