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Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone, which commonly results in a gradual loss of bone density and increased risk in bone fracture. This is a health condition that plagues over 200 million aging adults in the global population. According to recent statistics from the International Osteoporosis Foundation, worldwide, 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 years and 1 in 5 men will experience osteoporotic fractures in their lifetime.

What does osteoporosis have to do with your teeth? While osteoporosis may not impact the teeth themselves, it can affect the jawbone that holds your teeth or a dental implant in place. Remember that dental implants are only successful if the jawbone has enough height, width and density to support a dental implant. This is what acts as your artificial tooth root.

Can You Still Qualify for Dental Implants?

So if you have osteoporosis, does that mean you can still get dental implants? Absolutely! However, you can expect your dentist to take extra precautions before proceeding. First, it is important that your osteoporosis condition be under control and managed properly by a physician. Next, x-rays will be taken of your jawbone. It is very possible that you have weak bones in other parts of your body but a strong, healthy jawbone. If it is found that your jawbone density or volume has been compromised by osteoporosis, however, you still don’t have to count yourself out for dental implants.

The Bone Grafting Solution

Bone grafting is a very common procedure with a predictable outcome. It allows patients with poor bone density to take advantage of dental implants. The procedure can utilize processed and sterilized bone from animals (usually cows) to biochemically fool the body into accepting the graft as our natural bone. Over time, the graft will be absorbed and replaced by the your own native bone.

At Crabapple Dental, we are here to treat all aging adults – including those that have osteoporosis and want to take advantage of implant dentistry. Our office offers excellence in dental implants and implant restorations, which may include a crown, bridge or denture that attaches to your dental implants. For more information about dental implants, please schedule your visit at our Alpharetta office.

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123

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Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Our Patient Reviews

Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 39 reviews

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

Linda S.

Dr. Roberts and her entire staff are very friendly and professional. Dr. Roberts has a great "bedside manner" and clearly explains what she needs to and why, in a very calming manner. She is a perfectionist in her work, and I can honestly say I've never experienced pain during several crown procedures. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone.

Skyler S.

Every time I walk into Dr. Roberts' office, I feel at home. The establishment is clean and welcoming, and the staff is so friendly! I live in Atlanta, and I still make the trip up to Alpharetta just to go back to Crabapple Dental because I appreciate everything they do so much. They always have the most up to date technology and tools that makes my mouth feel more clean each time I go. Definitely recommend!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123