I have been told that I am not a candidate for dental implants because I do not have enough bone for implants. Is there any other options?
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.
Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and esthetic appearance.
There are many different situations that can be treated with bone grafts including ridge augmentation, sinus lift procedures, and socket augmentation grafts.