When You Lose Teeth, You Lose Bone
When a tooth falls out or is extracted, the body has a natural response – bone loss. Basically, the bone that held the natural tooth is no longer stimulated, so it starts to be resorbed into the body. After a period of time, the bone loss can be so dramatic that it your facial structure appears to sink-in.
Interestingly, bone has the ability to fuse with other bone material – whether the body’s own, from a human donor, from an animal donor or from man-made sources. At our office, our periodontists perform bone grafting on-site with care and precision. This leads to excellent results, and gives patients the strong, dense bone necessary to accept permanent tooth implants.