The Importance of Bone Density for Dental Implants
29 September 2023
Dental implants provides a durable and lifelike solution for individuals with missing teeth. The success of dental implant procedures hinges on a critical factor often overlooked by patients: bone density.
The Role of Bone Density
The jawbone plays a crucial role in the stability and long-term success of dental implants. When a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone in that area begins to resorb or shrink. This natural process can lead to a decrease in bone density, posing challenges for dental implant placement.
Importance of Bone Density
Sufficient bone density is paramount for several reasons:
- Implant Stability: Dental implants require a solid foundation to integrate with the jawbone. Insufficient bone density can result in implant instability, increasing the risk of implant failure.
- Support for Prosthetic Teeth: Implants not only replace missing teeth but also provide support for prosthetic teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. Inadequate bone density may compromise the support provided by the implant.
- Longevity: Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution. A strong jawbone ensures the implants remain firmly anchored, contributing to their durability.
For individuals with inadequate bone density, hope is not lost. Bone augmentation procedures, such as bone grafting and sinus lifts, can enhance bone density in the implant area. These procedures involve adding bone graft material to stimulate new bone growth.
Assessing Bone Density
Ensuring the right bone density is crucial when it comes to dental implant procedures. At DS Dental Studio, we employ advanced techniques to assess bone density accurately and comprehensively. Here’s how we do it:
- Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT): This imaging technique allows us to obtain 3D images of your jawbone. It provides detailed information about the quality and quantity of available bone, ensuring precise evaluation.
- Digital Radiography: We use digital X-rays for a closer look at the bone structure. These X-rays offer high-resolution images with minimal radiation exposure, making them safe and effective for assessing bone density.
- Clinical Examination: Our experienced dental professionals conduct a thorough clinical examination, which includes assessing the overall health of your oral tissues and the condition of your existing teeth. This evaluation helps us understand the specific requirements of your case.
- Patient History: Your dental and medical history can provide valuable insights into factors that might affect bone density. We take the time to discuss your history and any relevant health conditions or medications.
- Customised Treatment Plans: Based on the assessment results, we create customised treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. If bone density augmentation is required, we will discuss the options and guide you through the process.
Why Choose DS Dental Studio for Dental Implants?
At DS Dental Studio, dental excellence and unparalleled patient care is our top priority! Our Dental Implants treatment is a game-changer, providing a durable, natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. They not only restore the aesthetics of your smile but also improve your ability to eat and speak comfortably.
We are committed to delivering high-quality, personalised dental care. Our experienced implantologists will guide you through the process, ensuring you are comfortable and well-informed every step of the way. Don’t let missing teeth hold you back any longer.
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DS Dental Studio is minutes away from four tube stations:
- Wood Lane (Hammersmith & City Line and Circle Line)
- Shepherds Bush Market (Hammersmith & City Line and Circle Line)
- White City (Central Line)
- Shepherds Bush (Central Line)
Shepherds Bush Station is a short walk from DS Dental Studio. Served by London Overground, and Southern with convenient connections at Clapham Junction for journeys from further afield.
Easy parking availability at Westfield London Car Park, on Ariel Way. We are easily signposted from the A40, and if you are using a Sat Nav, use the postcode W12 7SL. Free parking is available for blue badge holders in the middle level car park.
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