A few things you should know about Bone Resorption

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If you’re thinking about getting dental implants, you’ve probably heard the term bone resorption before. Though it may sound a little intimidating, finding if there is any bone resorption is a very important part in ensuring your dental implant procedure goes smoothly. Here are a few facts about bone resorption you should know before getting dental implants.

-When there is any tooth loss there will be bone loss as well. If you’ve ever been to the dentist to have a tooth removed or if you’ve had a tooth fall out, you will find the bone that once supported that tooth has begun to deteriorate. Dental implants, which just like your natural teeth, work to stimulate your bone. This in turn keeps the bone strong and actually prevents bone resorption also known as bone deterioration.

-If you find that you have suffered bone resorption and you fear it may get in the way of getting dental implants, don’t worry. Bone grafting is a technique that can ensure the success of your implants. This transplants bone tissue from one area to the mouth to help repair the dissolved bone. By repairing the dissolved bone, getting and maintaining dental implants a little more simple.

-When removing or suffering loss of teeth and choosing to go with dentures there is no chance to salvage the bone from dissolving. For patients who choose dentures over implants and find their face caving are experiencing the effects of bone resorption. Dental implants, unlike dentures, not only stimulates the bone but maintains the natural structure of your face!

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