What You Need to Know about Tooth Loss and Jawbone Health

What You Need to Know about Tooth Loss and Jawbone Health

If you are suffering from periodontal disease, Beverly Hills Periodontist and Dental Implants can help you get back to looking and feeling better once you have your teeth replaced with dental implants. Although many patients seek out dental implants in West Los Angeles to address the aesthetic problem they see in the mirror when looking at their teeth, like many things related to your health, missing teeth is a much more serious problem that what you can see with the naked eye. Underneath the surface, the consequences include the deterioration of the jawbone with the loss of teeth.

Whether your teeth come out as a result of periodontal disease or extraction, the problem that affects the jawbone is that there is less stimulation that the tooth once provided the supporting bone. This causes the jawbone to dissolve, in a process called resorption, and then it continues to dissolve at an exponentially quicker pace the longer the tooth or teeth are gone. This makes the jaw weaker, but also makes the person appear much older with a receded chin and lack of definition in the jawbone. Fortunately, with a periodontal team of experts such as Beverly Hills Periodontist and Dental Implants, modern technology can help turn back the clock so you look and feel the way you want to when you were younger.

Dental implants can help maintain bone health, and our periodontist in Santa Monica can help you achieve this goal, along with enhancing the aesthetics of your face. Call us today for a consultation, where we can discuss your dental needs and wants, and we can also give you a financing plan.

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