The roots of natural teeth are anchored in the jawbone, creating a stable foundation for every tooth. When a tooth is lost, this supportive bone can quickly become compromised by a natural occurrence known as bone resorption. Watch this video to learn more.
After a tooth is lost, the bone no longer serves a purpose, and it begins to dissolve. But this can be stopped. Your dentist can prevent bone resorption by using specialized dental implants.
To find out more about bone resorption and the benefits of restorative dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. NOah Levi by calling Southfield Family Dental Center at (248) 327-0313.