What Happens When I Lose a Tooth?
When teeth are lost, without the root to stimulate bone growth, the jaw bone surrounding the area will start to deteriorate. If enough time elapses, the bone will continue to wear away until replacing your teeth with dental implants is simply not an option anymore. Your options for a full smile will be limited to wearing loose, ill-fitting dentures and that is not an appealing solution at all.
Patients can now benefit from the ideal solution to bone volume problems: a jaw bone graft. Bone can be lost because of disease, injury, or previous extractions. Dr. Joseph Amalfitano provides his patients with jaw bone grafting and other bone augmentation to make restoring missing teeth with dental implants possible.