In the case of osteoporosis (bone loss), bones quickly become porous and brittle. Osteoporosis usually affects women after menopause. Osteoporosis occurs when certain hormones are lacking in the body. When there is a lack of estrogen, bone breaks down faster than it is formed. This is why women are particularly affected after menopause. Men can get osteoporosis too! The male hormone testosterone tends to decrease with age.
The jaw is usually not severely affected by bone loss. However, the bone substance here is usually very weak. By measuring bone density, the dentist can see if the jawbone has enough material for the implant or if it is damaged.
Bone enhancement measures are alternative pathways to implant-supported prostheses. But before that, it is important to get the disease under control.