Choosing a Dental Implant 101: What Every Patients Needs to Know
You lost a tooth. Now what? They stick a post in the spot and slap a tooth on top of it, right? Well, not quite. Let’s talk about the important parts of getting a dental implant that every patient should consider.
“Bad to the Bone”
When you lose a tooth is that all you lose? Sadly the answer is “No”. Once a tooth is removed, the bone around the missing tooth is also damaged and lost. Every time. Big infection present? -lots of bone loss. Hard extraction? –lots of bone loss.
The tooth being present stimulates the jaw and keeps the bone healthy. For every year the tooth is missing an alarming amount ...