I’ve heard that dental implants can cause your bone to erode. I need to get six teeth replaced and wanted dental implants, but didn’t want to cause any bone erosion. Can you advise me?
Tiffany R.- San Antonio, TX
Actually, dental implants will prevent your bone from eroding. When you extract teeth, your body senses you no longer need to support a tooth root and begins reabsorbing the minerals in your jawbone throughout your body. This is known as facial collapse. When you have implants placed, your body interprets in implants as tooth roots and none of your jaw will be reabsorbed.
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