If you lose teeth and do not get them replace, you will have to deal with the following consequences:
If the jawbone is not dealing with occlusal forces, because the teeth are not transmiting them, then your body will start to use up the bone and disintegrate it. If you then want to replace the tooth using the most modern method, a dental implant, then you will have to treat the problem.
In recent years, dentistry has found any solutions to the problem of thinning bones and bone loss, and has many ways of replacing lost bone material. There are many methods of bone regeneration, the main difference being the materials used.
If the bone material is missing from where a crown will go, the crown will not be in line with the rest of the teeth, unless you use a very big crown, which would be unaesthetic, and would require a larger implant as well. When there is bone missing, a bone graft is necessary.
Sometimes bone grafting occurs right after an extraction- the bone graft material is applied to the extraction site immediately. Implantation can occur a few months after extraction.
Sometimes the implantation occurs simultaneously to the bone grafting, healing times are 3-6 months in these instances. If the teeth have been missing for a long time, a 2 step procedure is required; first the bone graft, followed by a few months of healing time and then the implantation.
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