Bone Loss

Bone Loss- PHC Dental Care of Miami Florida

Oral bone loss, also known as jawbone resorption or osteoporosis of the jaw, is a condition characterized by the gradual deterioration of the bone tissue in the jaw. This can be due to various factors, including tooth loss, periodontal disease, trauma, or certain medical conditions. 

Our goal is to implement treatments to stop bone loss, promote bone regeneration, and restore oral function. Here are some common treatment options:

  • Dental Implants: Dental implants involve the surgical placement of artificial tooth roots made of biocompatible materials, such as titanium, into the jawbone. Over time, the implants fuse with the bone, providing a stable foundation for the attachment of dental prosthetics.
  • Bone Grafting: Bone grafting is recommended if there is significant bone loss. This procedure involves taking bone tissue from another part of the body or using synthetic bone substitutes to augment the jawbone. The graft material provides a framework for new bone growth and helps restore the jaw’s structure and density.
  • Guided Tissue Regeneration: This technique involves the use of barrier membranes to guide the growth of new bone and gum tissue. The barrier prevents soft tissues from invading the space where bone regeneration is desired, allowing the bone to regenerate undisturbed.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy: PRP therapy involves isolating and concentrating the patient’s own blood platelets, which are rich in growth factors. These platelets are then applied to the affected area, promoting tissue regeneration and accelerating the healing process.
  • Medications: In some cases, medications may be prescribed to slow down bone loss or promote bone formation. Bisphosphonates, for example, are used to treat osteoporosis and may be beneficial in managing oral bone loss as well.

Call and arrange a consult with one of our dental professionals or oral surgeons to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific case.


Yes, dental treatments can help address bone loss in the jaw. Procedures like bone grafting and dental implants are commonly used to restore lost bone and provide stable support for replacement teeth.

Bone grafting is a procedure where bone material is added to the jaw to augment and regenerate bone tissue. It promotes new bone growth and creates a solid foundation for dental implants or dentures.

Yes, dental implants are often a viable option for individuals with bone loss in the jaw. The placement of implants stimulates bone growth, preventing further deterioration and providing a long-lasting tooth replacement solution.

Your dentist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health and jaw bone density to determine if you are a candidate for dental bone grafting or implants. They will consider factors such as overall health, jawbone quality, and specific dental needs.

Dental bone grafting and implant procedures are typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. Patients may experience mild discomfort during the healing process, but pain is generally manageable with prescribed medications.

Yes, dental treatments for bone loss can significantly improve the ability to chew and speak properly. Dental implants and dentures supported by bone grafting offer stable and functional replacements for missing teeth, enhancing overall oral function.

Client Testimonials

"I had severe bone loss in my jaw, making it challenging to wear dentures. PHC Dental Care performed bone grafting and dental implants, transforming my smile and restoring my ability to eat comfortably."
Robert M.
"PHC Dental Care provided exceptional bone loss dental treatments for my mom. The bone grafting procedure was successful, and she now has stable dental implants that have vastly improved her quality of life."
Alec W.
"After years of struggling with bone loss in my jaw, I was hesitant to try dental implants. However, the team at PHC Dental Care made me feel at ease and guided me through the process with expertise. I'm thrilled with the results!"
Janelle B.

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