Dental Implants After Bone Loss

When a permanent tooth is lost, several things begin to happen. The part of the jawbone where the tooth was begins to deteriorate as does the gum. The deterioration of bone happens at a surprisingly rapid pace within the first year after the loss of the tooth. This means that even if it has only been a matter of months since you have lost a tooth, there may have been significant deterioration of the jawbone. This could mean that before a dental implant can be placed, the bone must be rebuilt.
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Choosing Between Dentures, Bridges, and Dental Implants

There will come a time when your permanent teeth may fall out and would need replacement. Whatever the reason may be, it’s important to replace a lost tooth as soon as possible to keep a complete and healthy set of teeth. Normally, dentists would recommend dentures, bridges, or dental implants to replace lost tooth.

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Preventing Peri-implantitis among Implant Owners

Peri-implantitis is oftentimes considered as a ‘time bomb’ for dental implant owners. It is a bacterial disease that causes inflammation as well as the slow loss of the jaw bone that is holding the implant in place. What makes this condition challenging is the fact that dentists cannot tell if the infection could be entering after the bone recedes, or the bone recedes because of the infection. Continue reading