Much like a cement foundation of a house supports the rest of the house, healthy teeth are supported by bone. Bone loss is one of the most destructive and often irreversible issues that patients can face. Not only do the teeth lose support, but bone loss can also change the appearance of a patient’s face. If bone loss is not treated, it can cause tremendous damage, including:
- Reducing the chance of successfully placing dental implants.
- Shrinking of the bones (bone resorption).
- Making dentures harder to fit.