How Does Osteoporosis Impact Your Dental Implants?

Dental implants and osteoporosis
May 29, 2020
by FastNewSmile®

Dental implants are among some of the most successful oral surgeries in the dental industry. The Fort Worth and Dallas offices of FastNewSmile® Dental Implant Center have seen many a happy ending with our patients who come in with the desire for a healthy smile.

While science has come a long way in our field, there is always room for unexpected complications. One of the biggest health issues that could complicate a dental implant procedure is Osteoporosis.

Here’s a closer look at what the disease is, how it impacts dental implants, and if we can still get you a FastNewSmile® with this underlying condition.

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disorder that causes the body’s bones to become weak and brittle. Osteoporosis is an extremely common condition that affects over 3 million people a year in the United States.

When someone has Osteoporosis, their body can’t produce new bone old bone removal naturally occurs. This results in bone fractures, which are usually the first sign that someone has Osteoporosis. While this condition can be managed, it cannot be cured.

Will Osteoporosis Prevent Dental Implant Surgery?

In short, the circumstances all depend on a case-by-case basis. However, in most patients we’ve seen with Osteoporosis, dental implants were still an option. Yes, the condition adds a bit of complexity to an already complex procedure, but the team at FastNewSmile® is prepared to work with you to find a safe solution.

We’ve seen many patients who suffer from a deteriorating jaw bone. These instances could be the result of periodontal disease or Osteoporosis. In these instances, we’ve been able to install specifically crafted implants that attach deep into the remaining bone.

Keep in mind that success with dental implants and patients with Osteoporosis isn’t guaranteed, but we will make every effort to help you get the smile you deserve.

What Are Your Chances of Dental Implant Failure?

The density of your jaw bone is what ultimately determines if your body will reject the dental implants. Our Prosthodontists will use our highest quality imaging equipment to examine the jaw bone up close. During this examination is where we determine if the patient requires specialty implants, a bone graft, or if the result would be implant rejection.

Can Your Medications Impact the Healing Process?

Sometimes a patient’s physician may have them on medication to slow down bone loss. The most common medication to do this is a bisphosphonate. These medications are excellent as assistance in the battle against Osteoporosis; however, they could result in a longer recovery period after oral surgery.

During your initial consultation with our team, let us know if you are on these medications so we can effectively help you during the recovery process.

Take a Chance on Oral Relief With FastNewSmile®

Even if you suffer from Osteoporosis, there is still hope for you to have the healthy, beautiful, functioning smile of your dreams. At FastNewSmile®, our Prosthodontists will be happy to schedule some time with you to sit down and discuss your options. Our consultations are always free and comply with social distance guidelines. Get in touch with us today to schedule your first appointment on the road to recovery.