Over a period of time, the jaw bone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is resorbed. 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.
We now have the ability to grow bone in most areas 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 the esthetic appearance and functionality better.