Bone Loss: Is it Real?
Maintaining your natural bone is one of the most important advantages of dental implants. As you loose your teeth, the bone begins to absorb over time gradually getting thinner. Significant bone loss can shrink the contours of the jawbone, causing wrinkled lips and sunken mouth and chin. Bone loss of the jaws can result in premature aging of the face, making you look older than your age. Removable dentures are often used to replace missing teeth, however when loose, they can accelerate more bone loss as well as causing discomfort when eating.
Dental implants and implant tooth replacement can help counteract the visual effects of bone loss by preventing ongoing resorption of the jawbone, stimulating bone maintenance over time.