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I Have Bone Loss and Weakness: Can I Get the All-on-4 Procedure?

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When you have bone loss, weakness, or deterioration in your jaw, you might think dental implants aren’t for you. That might not be the case.

Most people with jaw bone loss and weakness are fitted with dentures and these can often further the damage.

Meanwhile, dental implants, such as the All-on-4 procedure can spur new bone growth and help improve your self-esteem.

What Causes Jaw Bone Loss and Weakness?

There are many different reasons you might be experiencing bone loss, weakness, or deterioration in your jaw. Problems can result from serious conditions—like tumors, cancer, osteoporosis, or Paget’s disease—as well as certain medications—like bisphosphonates.

For many people, though, insufficient gum care can be a bigger contributor to bone loss and weakness.

Gum infections, especially when they are chronic and persistent, are the main reason most individuals experience jaw bone deterioration. This is because the infections are often painless, and can easily be overlooked. After several years, the infection can become much more severe, causing health problems in other parts of the body, and necessitating extraction of some teeth.

Do Dentures Help?

After tooth extraction, many people want to restore their smile, and typically look to dentures. Once teeth are removed, however, the bone begins to atrophy and absorb into the body. The bone shrinks, and without intervention, will continue to do so.

Dentures, which rest on the gums, don’t interact with the jawbone at all, and as a result, do nothing to prevent further bone loss.

All-on-4: A Solid Solution

All-on-4, a new technology that places the bridge on four dental implants, can do more than restore lost teeth. The technique, which places implants directly into the jawbone, not only provides a solid base for bridges, but stimulates the jawbone, which can spur new growth.

As a result, these implants become a part of the jawbone, adding strength to the increasing density that comes along with bone stimulation.

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