Lost a tooth? Got an extraction? Bone restoration keeps your jaw and surrounding teeth healthy, and lays a good base for a replacement tooth.
It’s true! Bones need to feel pressure, tension, and impact to stay strong and dense. Without any exercise, bones will thin and weaken.
Who knew eating was a workout, too? Anytime you chew, your teeth put pressure on your jawbone, giving it a super-workout and keeping it healthy.
When you lose a tooth, you’re left with an empty socket in your jaw. Now, there’s nothing pressing against that section of bone. Because it’s not getting exercise anymore, it starts to weaken and dissolve away, and so do the teeth surrounding it. If you don’t intervene, you’ll be missing three teeth before you know it!
Once you lose a tooth, your jaw starts rotting away. To prevent that, your oral surgeon will fill the empty socket where your tooth used to be with bone grafting material. Your jaw will naturally grow into the material, creating healthy new bone and saving your jaw.
Once we’ve laid a strong foundation with bone restoration, you’ll be ready for your new implant. Your dental implant and its handy cap will let you bite and chew just like you used to—and give your jawbone the workout it needs to keep healthy for the rest of your life!
A missing tooth can be a pretty big nuisance to its neighbors. Implants, and bone restoration if necessary, recreate your natural tooth from tip to roots to save your jawbone and your smile.
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