Jawbone Loss and Deterioration
Reasons For Jawbone Loss and Deterioration
There are many reasons for jawbone loss and deterioration, some of which include:
Consequences of Tooth and Jawbone Loss
When you lose a tooth or experience jawbone deterioration, you are susceptible to some unfavorable conditions. For one, your remaining teeth can drift, loosen, or become misaligned. You may also experience a collapsed facial profile and limited lip support. Without the proper support, difficulty speaking and communicating is a common occurrence.
Others may experience jaw pain, facial pain, and headaches. Poor nutrition may be a result of the inability to chew painlessly. You may also notice skin wrinkling around the mouth.
Treatment of Jawbone Loss and Deterioration
Pinnacle Oral Surgery Specialists offers a variety of bone augmentation procedures to treat and prevent deterioration in the jaw. When we extract a tooth, we can perform a socket preservation immediately after the procedure. During a socket preservation, the dentist will place bone graft material directly into the empty socket. This will temporarily halt the process of bone deterioration while maintaining the original size and shape of the socket.
We also perform other bone graft procedures to restore your jaw in preparation of a dental implant. This may be crucial for patients with extensive tooth loss, or those who already wear a denture. Bone grafting allows us to build up healthy bone, and proceed with restorative procedures that may have otherwise been impossible.
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