Bone loss comes after tooth removal. Dental implants are the ONLY treatment method that preserves bone levels.
These pictures above show a side view of a human jaw. The first picture is of a normal jaw with teeth. The next picture shows the rapid bone loss that happens immediately after the teeth are lost. There are no teeth to stimulate the bone. Therefore, the bone continues to atrophy over time. The only way to prevent the advanced bone loss from missing teeth is to restore the missing teeth with dental implants. Dental implants are placed in the bone where they stimulate the bone just like natural teeth.
These pictures illustrates what happens when all the teeth are removed from the jaw. The first picture is of a normal jaw with all the teeth. The second picture demonstrations what happens to the jaw bone shortly after extractions. Without the teeth to stimulate the bone there is advanced bone loss. This advanced bone loss causes collapse of the facial outline and causes an elderly appearance. Dental Implants are the ONLY tooth replacement option that saves and stimulates bone.
Dr. Nugent and Implant Dentistry can help prevent the bone loss problems associated with missing teeth.
Dental implants are the most advanced way to replace missing teeth. If you are interested in dental implants call Dr. Michael Nugent at his Pasadena Texas Dental Office at 713-941-1812. Come discover why patients from Deer Park, Friendswood, La Porte, Pearland and Houston travel to Pasadena to get the best in dental implant care.