Why you can’t place a Dental Implant

When teeth are lost, significant bone loss over time can occur in these sites.

Due to a lack of bone over top of vital structures such as nerves running through the lower jaw, the ability to place a dental implant in these areas becomes a real challenge.

When there is tooth loss in the upper jaw bone loss can occur under the sinus. This loss of bone prohibits the placement of an implant without the aid of a bone graft. Sometimes the tooth is infected before it is removed and that infection can result in a loss of bone adding a further complication when considering dental implant placement.