After you lose your teeth, the bone holding it in the jaw starts to rapidly deteriorate. During the first year as much as 25% of its width is lost and its height continues to decrease in the following years until it virtually disappears.
The process happens to everyone, as the bone needs constant stimulation to keep its proper form and density. As a result, when the teeth are gone, the bone quickly starts to disappear as well.
The problems it creates are not only of the aesthetic nature, which is why it is essential to make sure your bone does not deteriorate after you lose even one teeth. The stimulation needed to maintain its proper size and density can be provided by dental implants – the small titanium screws fixed in your jaw. Thanks to modern, safe biomaterials the problem can be solved through guided tissue regeneration treatment.