Jawbone Health

Bone grafting can improve your jawbone health, but this begs the question: what causes poor jawbone health, and why is it a problem for patients? Here's what you need to know.

The Importance of Teeth for Jawbone Health

When one or more teeth are missing, your jawbone is likely to deteriorate over time. This loss of jawbone can create additional problems, both for your appearance and your overall health. You may experience:

  • Pain
  • Problems with your remaining teeth
  • An altered facial appearance
  • An inability to speak and eat normally

In the same way that muscles are maintained through exercise, bone tissue is maintained through use. Natural teeth are embedded in the jawbone, stimulating it through activities such as chewing and biting.

When teeth are missing, the alveolar bone, or the portion of the jawbone that anchors the teeth in the mouth, no longer receives the necessary stimulation and begins to break down or resorb. The body no longer uses or “needs” the jawbone, so it deteriorates and goes away.

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Potential Consequences of Tooth and Jawbone Loss

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  • Problems with remaining teeth, including misalignment, drifting, loosening, and loss
  • Collapsed facial profile
  • Limited lip support
  • Skin wrinkling around the mouth
  • Distortion of other facial features
  • Jaw (AKA TMJ, temporomandibular joint) pain
  • Facial pain
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty speaking and communicating
  • Inadequate nutrition as a result of the inability to chew properly and painlessly
  • Sinus expansion

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