Bone Grafting & Sinus Lifts in Mooresville
Replace Missing Bone
Why Does Your Jawbone Shrink Over Time?
- Periodontal disease – Advanced periodontal (gum) disease can have serious negative effects on the jawbone over time, causing the tissue and the teeth to become very unstable.
- Tooth extraction – Several studies show that patients who have had one or more teeth extracted tend to lose an average of 40-60% of their surrounding bone over the course of three years.
- Injury/Infection – When a patient experiences a severe jaw injury, it can cause bone recession in the area. Bad infections may also cause this effect.