About Bone Loss
Patients who have lost a significant amount of bone tissue because of osteoporosis, gum disease
, or any other reasons often experience cosmetic and functional problems with their smile. Dr. Marc Purdy
treats bone loss using innovative techniques to replace and rebuild bone tissue. Patients who are undergoing a dental implant procedure
may need a bone graft to ensure the implants have a solid foundation.
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Effects of Bone Loss
Even a single missing tooth can trigger bone loss. As soon as the root is missing, bone starts to deteriorate because there is no longer anything stimulating the jaw bone.
For many patients, losing bone in the jaw can cause changes in the appearance of the jaw and sagging or drooping cheeks. Some people experience jaw pain and have bite problems because of misalignment. If you plan on getting dental implants to replace missing teeth
, you may need a bone graft if there is not enough bone available to support the implant. Without timely treatment, you may end up with collapsed sinuses that put stress on the teeth and unpredictable outcomes with certain procedures.