Northalsted Dental Spa
Dentist, Dental Implant, Restorative Dentist
A missing tooth not only compromises quality of life - chewing can be difficult and speech may be negatively impacted - and looks, but can also lead to very serious health concerns down the road. When a healthy tooth is embedded in the jawbone, the act of chewing sends signals to the body that the bone is an integral, much needed part of the surrounding anatomy. When teeth fall out, these signals cease and the result is the gradual deterioration of the jawbone at the site of the lost tooth. Eventually, the facial profile collapses, and as a larger area of adjacent jawbone is affected, a greater number of teeth may be lost as oral health is further compromised.
, Restorative Dentist