Many patients often think that once a tooth is removed the problem is solved. Sometimes that can be the beginning of more problems.
Removing a tooth may solve the immediate problem but the issue is that the space that is left causes bone loss (resporption) in the gums and after time may change the shape of your face. This can also affect neighboring teeth.
The jawbone is preserved due to the pressure and stimulus of chewing. When you remove a tooth the bone ‘resobs’ into the body. There is a 25% bone resorption factor in any patient losing a tooth and this can continue through life.
Bella Normatov, DDS is a dental implant dentist in Forest Hills who has successfully helped patients in restoring their smile through dental implants. If you are missing teeth then it is always best to replace the tooth with a dental implant. To discuss a dental implant with Bella Normatov, DDS please call our office and ask for a free appointment to discuss dental implants.