Why is There Bone Deterioration after Tooth Loss?
September 13th, 2017

There are numerous problems involved when you lose your natural teeth. Aside from the instantaneous effect on the smile’s appearance, you will also suffer from several functional issues such as difficulties in chewing or biting on food, and challenges in speaking clearly or in pronouncing words. One other aspect that becomes a problem along with missing teeth is the loss of tooth roots. It may seem inconsequential, but the loss of tooth roots can actually bring on a more serious problem if it is not solved early on.

Bone deterioration is a serious consequence of tooth loss – and the corresponding loss of the tooth roots. These roots are responsible for the providing the jawbone with continuous stimulation, which is in turn needed to maintain the bone’s healthy structure. When the tooth roots go missing, there is nothing to stimulate the bone, causing it to gradually undergo deterioration. The jawbone increasingly becomes thinner with time if there is nothing to provide stimulation.

Bone deterioration can be prevented or stopped from further worsening with dental implants at London Dental Studio. The implants are embedded into the jawbone, taking on the responsibility of the lost tooth roots and providing the necessary stimulation to the bone structure. These implants can then be attached to teeth replacements such as dental crowns or a dental bridge. The jawbone can maintain its healthy condition, preventing deterioration, as the implants provide continuous stimulation that was once lost with the missing teeth.

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