Tooth roots are embedded in the jawbone. When a tooth is lost, the bone that housed the tooth begins to resorb, potentially causing other dental issues.
As the video describes, there are a few viable options for treating bone resorption, such as a dental implant. Embedded in the jawbone, the implant provides the same function as a natural tooth root. This keeps the bone from resorbing. However, there may be inadequate bone left to stabilize the implant unless bone grafting procedures are performed.
At Lenox Village Dentistry, our dentists use the latest technology and techniques to provide quality dental care. We offer a variety of services and procedures in the Nashville area, including restorations, implants, and tooth extractions. Call us at (615) 832-2095 for more information about our dental practice.