Missing a tooth may not seem like a big deal for people especially if they don’t even notice it’s gone. However, there are some functional reasons why the tooth needs to be replaced, even if it doesn’t impact the appearance of the smile. When a tooth is missing for any reason, the jawbone begins to become resorbed since there is no tooth present to stimulate growth. Here are several reasons why people may need bone grafting for both cosmetic and functional purposes. 


Missing Tooth

No matter if a tooth is missing due to an extraction or because it accidentally was knocked out, bone grafting is likely needed. Over time, the jawbone will slowly deteriorate if it doesn’t have a tooth to support, making it difficult to receive dental implants. Bone grafting can both restore and prevent jawbone loss to strengthen the area where the missing tooth is and to give patients more options when it comes to replacing the tooth. 

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can weaken the jawbone and cause teeth to loosen. The good news is periodontal disease can be treated or reversed, and bone grafting is available to restore the foundation for strong teeth. if the patient has had periodontal disease for an extended amount of time, bone grafting may be necessary to strengthen the bone to support implants. 


Teeth Misalignment

Misaligned teeth can cause bone loss over time. When teeth over-erupt or are out of place completely, the bone stimulation can decrease gradually if the teeth do not become aligned. There are various methods for straightening teeth, and plenty of benefits for doing so. However, bone grafting may still be needed to ensure there is enough support for the teeth once they become aligned again. 


Bone Provides Support for Dental Implants

The main reason why patients in Tuscarawas Oral Surgery and Implant Center need bone grafting is to provide the best support for dental implants. All of the reasons mentioned above could eventually lead to the need for implants. However, unless the supporting bone is strong enough, implants may not even be possible.  Once the supporting structure has been restored, patients can receive dental implants and go about their day with a happier and healthier smile. 


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Call us TODAY at Tuscarawas Oral Surgery and Implant Center, Phone Number: Tuscarawas Oral Surgery And Implant Center Phone Number 330-364-8665 or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment. 

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