Bone resorption, or the breaking down of bone, can take place almost as soon as a tooth has been removed from your mouth. When bone resorption does occur, it may affect your candidacy for dental implants, as implants require sufficiently dense bone in order to secure their posts.
To learn more about the causes of bone resorption, check out this informational video clip. In addition to explaining what causes bone resorption, this video discusses the techniques for avoiding bone loss. Because the post of a dental implant mimics the natural tooth root, bone resorption may be halted if an implant is placed soon after tooth loss.
If you are looking for an experienced dentist who is familiar with implant dentistry, contact Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. To schedule a dental implant consultation at our Midtown Manhattan office, call (212) 661-0949.