Should I Get Dental Implants for Missing Teeth?

Written by Prevent Tooth Decay on June 3rd, 2016. Posted in Dental producers, Gum disease treatment, Periodontist

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If you’re missing teeth, you’re at risk of bone loss and drifting of neighboring teeth. When you lose a tooth, the jaw bone that originally supported that tooth will begin to shrink. Known as resorption, this is bone loss is the natural result of losing stimulation to the bone. Resorption will cause the bone to lose height and width and can begin almost immediately after a tooth is removed or falls out.

If you’re missing teeth that are adjacent to each other, not only will you be at greater risk of resorption, but your other teeth may begin to drift over time. The teeth alongside the gap may begin to lean over. Likewise, the teeth above the gap may shift down, into the vacant space. This drifting