Bone loss is one of the damaging side effects of periodontal disease. The bone starts to deteriorate as soon as a tooth goes missing and you may not notice any problems until the damage is more severe. If you are getting dental implants, it’s imperative that we check bone density so that the implant can be placed properly. As a leading periodontist and clinical instructor for the NYU College of Dentistry Full Mouth Rehabilitation CDE Program, Dr. Chris Chondrogiannis offers a range of periodontal services that can reverse bone loss. Learn more about our bone loss treatment options by scheduling an appointment today!
Common causes of lost bone tissue include:
We offer several periodontal services that can rebuild the jaw bone and strengthen the jaw structure. We also perform hard and soft tissue grafting procedures to prepare sites for dental implant placement. These services include:
Dr. Chondrogiannis may recommend a bone augmentation procedure or sinus lift to prepare the jaw bone for dental implants. Dental implants can only be secured in place when there is a certain level of bone available. We may need to perform a bone graft, such as a sinus lift or sinus augmentation procedure, to add bone in areas where there has been significant bone loss.