Published on August 26, 2021, Updated on May 3, 2024

When one or more teeth are missing, bone loss can occur at the gap’s location. This loss of jaw bone might lead to other issues with your appearance as well as your overall health. Pain, issues with your remaining teeth, changes in your facial look, and finally the inability to speak and/or eat regularly are all possible side effects. Visit Oral Health Center dental clinic.

Bone tissue is maintained in the same way that muscle tissue is maintained through exercise. Natural teeth are anchored in the jaw bone and provide stimulation to it through chewing and biting. When teeth are missing, the alveolar bone, or the section of the jaw bone that secures the teeth into the mouth, is no longer stimulated and begins to resorb, or break down. The jaw bone deteriorates because the body no longer uses or “needs” it.

Tooth and Jaw Bone Loss: What Are the Consequences?

  • Misalignment, drifting, loosening, and tooth loss are all issues with remaining teeth.
  • Face profile collapsed.
  • Lip support is limited.
  • Wrinkling of the skin around the mouth.
  • Other facial traits are distorted.
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain, face pain, and headaches are among symptoms of TMJ.
  • Speaking and communicating difficulties.
  • Inadequate nourishment as a result of an inability to chew effectively and without pain.
  • enlargement of the sinuses.