What if I’ve been told that my jaw bone can’t support an implant
In order to provide strong support for a replacement tooth, a dental implant requires that enough bone tissue be present. The implant will fuse with the jaw bone, resulting in support for the implant that is very much like the support for a natural tooth root. However, if bone tissue has been lost in the tooth socket, then there may not be enough bone tissue present to create the necessary stability for an implant.
Dr. Parshin uses sophisticated computer technology, including imaging with CT scans, to plan implant procedures. In some cases, he is able to find areas with sufficient bone tissue for an implant, even when another practice has told the patient that they’re unable to get an implant. In cases where the bone tissue is truly insufficient, then a bone grafting procedure (using natural bone transferred from other areas, or artificial materials that mimic bone) can be used to create the necessary conditions for a dental implant.
As a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Parshin is a recognized expert in the field of dental implants, and has been able to help many patients get implants who had previously been told that they wouldn’t be able to have one.