Understanding Bone Resorption
Bone resorption is a natural occurrence when a patient has one or more missing teeth. When a tooth is missing, and not replaced with a dental implant, the jawbone that held the tooth in place begins to shrink and degrade. Without replacing the missing tooth, the bone can completely disappear, and there is no way to replace the tooth with a permanent dental implant near Houston.
As seen in the short video, bone resorption can prevent dentists from installing a dental implant correctly. If there is not enough bone, then a dentist may perform a bone grafting procedure. If patients can get a tooth implant soon after losing their tooth—or the dentist can perform a successful bone grafting—then the dental implant procedure should be a success. Patients can restore the look and function of their mouth for decades with the help of dental implants