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If you have missing teeth, did you know you are losing bone?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Teeth are essential to chewing, speaking and smiling. They can be a good reflection of your personality, age & lifestyle. Missing one or more teeth can compromise our ability to do any of those tasks and may affect our confidence. More importantly, missing teeth may lead to bone loss in the jaw.

Bone needs that constant stimulation from teeth like muscles require stimulation to maintain their volume and strength. Without the tooth to stimulate the jaw, the bone beneath it will begin to shrink (atrophy) in the same manner that muscle underneath a cast gets smaller. Since your facial bone supports the skin and muscles on top of it, losing volume can cause your face to look prematurely aged. The good news is that dental implants offer a solution to stop bone loss.

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