What Causes Bone loss in your jaw?
The most common cause of bone loss is tooth loss left un-replaced, especially multiple teeth. Jawbone is preserved through the pressure and stimulus of chewing. When that is removed through tooth loss, the bone “resorbs” (reabsorbs) into the body.
Preventing Bone loss?
Bone loss can be prevented by giving the jawbone a replacement tooth with a root that can exert the same or similar pressure as natural teeth. This is done by replacing extracted teeth with dental implants. An implant or a dental bridge with three to four teeth supported by two implants provide a chewing power of 99% of natural biting force and helps considerably in preventing bone loss.
If you are experiencing bone loss, call Smileville Family Dental Center for a consultation at 813-994-4777