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Dr. Sam Markzar at Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants has seen how bone loss to the jaw can result in a serious consequence of missing teeth for patients in Beverly Hills, California. In fact, when it comes to missing teeth, bone loss essentially begins as soon as you lose a tooth. Let’s take a look at why!

Bone loss begins as losing a tooth results in a loss of the natural stimulation for bone growth. Normally, bone growth is stimulated by the force of the teeth when you chew. This process is halted when teeth are lost, and the result can be dramatic. The width of the bone can reduce by 25% in the first year alone after tooth loss.

You can lose teeth due to gum disease, decay, or injury. No matter what the cause, our bone grafting procedure can effectively maintain your bone structure after tooth loss. This is important because cosmetically, your jaw and facial bones support your facial muscle and skin and consequently, your appearance. Bone loss can result in your facial appearance to look prematurely aged. Restoratively, bone loss can affect procedures including dental implants which need to have the bone material at is original size and location to achieve the best outcome.

Bone loss can result in your facial appearance looking prematurely aged. In addition, when it comes to restoration, bone loss can affect procedures including dental implants which need to have the bone material at is original size and location to achieve the best outcome.

Bone-grafting allows our periodontist to improve the look and function of future restoration procedures such as crowns, implants, dentures, even preserve your facial structure for the health and look of fixed bridgework.

If you would like to know more about how bone grafting to restore your healthy, beautiful smile, or want to visit with Dr. Sam Markzar, please call our team at 310-360-7570 today. We look forward to helping you preserve your healthy, beautiful smile in Beverly Hills, California.