Bone loss after Tooth Extraction
The roots had previously stimulated the surrounding bone maintaining the jaws natural shape. However with no roots in place the jawbone will begin to resorb or shrink because it no longer serves the purpose that nature intended. The jawbone’s only purpose is to support teeth. The forces of chewing get transmitted down the teeth into the jawbone. This signals the jawbone to be robust and strong.
Because dental implants replace the entire missing tooth, chewing forces get transmitted down the implant. This stimulates the jawbone to stay healthy and strong. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that preserves jawbone.