Lose a tooth? Having a tooth extracted? Bone restoration keeps your jaw and the teeth next door healthy and strong.
It's true! When the bones in your body experience the pressure, tension and impact of exercise creates, they become denser and stronger. If bones don't get exercise, they thin and weaken.
When you chew, your teeth put pressure on your jawbone, which helps keep it strong and healthy.
Losing a tooth leaves behind an empty socket in your jaw and a section of bone that doesn't get a work out anymore. Left alone, your jaw will slowly weaken and dissolve away. When that happens, the sockets holding the teeth beside the gap weaken. Pretty soon, you're missing three teeth!
During bone restoration, your oral surgeon fills the empty socket with bone grafting material. Your jaw naturally grows into the material, creating solid, healthy new bone where the empty socket was.
Once the new bone is strong enough, it's ready to support an implant and a new cap that will bite and chew just like a real tooth — and give your jawbone the work out it needs to stay strong for the rest of your life.
A missing tooth can create long-term problems for its neighbors. Implants — plus bone restoration if you need it — recreate your natural tooth, right down to the roots which preserves your jawbone and your smile.
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