Bone Deterioration after Tooth Loss

Bone Deterioration after Tooth Loss

When you lose your natural teeth, the most obvious effect is on the appearance. As soon as the tooth goes missing, you will have a space in your smile that looks conspicuous, depending on the location of the tooth loss in your mouth. You will also find it difficult to speak clearly because of the space in your smile and may find it hard to chew or bite on food, again mostly depending on the location of the missing tooth or teeth. Aside from these obvious effects of tooth loss, you will also have to deal with the long-term effects of bone deterioration.


Why does the jawbone deteriorate after you lose your natural teeth? The simple answer is that the bone deteriorates when stimulation from the tooth roots are lost. The tooth roots are lost along with the natural teeth, when they go missing due to various reasons. When the jawbone lacks the necessary stimulation coming from the (lost) tooth roots, the bone structure undergoes deterioration and becomes progressively thinner with the passage of time.

Jawbone deterioration can be prevented or stopped from further worsening with the help of dental implants at the London Dental Studio. The implants replace the function of the lost tooth roots, and take on the responsibility of stimulating the jawbone so its healthy condition can be maintained. Jawbone thinning and other complications can be prevented with the help of an implant treatment, which, together with teeth restorations, will also bring back the normal appearance of the smile.

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