Bone loss can occur in the oral cavity for a variety of reasons:
- Inflammation of the gum tissue
- Bacterial tooth plaque
Jaw bone height and thickness diminishes after tooth removal due to a lack of mechanical loading – meaning without function, the bone naturally begins to resorb and disappear.
However, sufficient bone volume is essential to ensure long-term stability and function of dental implants or teeth, as well as maintaining the esthetic appearance of the mouth, teeth and gums.
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