Tooth Loss

After a tooth is removed there is often some bone loss in the area. This may result in a change in the way the area looks.

The bone can end up being thinner or there can be a loss of height. The loss of bone may continue over time resulting in lack of stabilization of the lips and facial structures. It can also cause problems for future restorative options, such as dental implants. Inadequate thickness or width of bone makes it difficult to obtain full coverage when placing a dental implant.