The Significance of Bone Loss
Missing teeth can have a profound effect on your appearance and confidence, but more concerning is the effect it has on your oral structures. Without teeth, your jawbone will resorb, a continuous process whereby bone loses density and shrinks away. A single missing tooth can mean other teeth shift out of place, but if you’ve lost most or all your teeth, this process can have damaging cosmetic and functional results, giving you an aged or “sunken in” facial appearance. When this occurs, we offer bone grafting in our offices in New City, Middletown and Poughkeepsie, NY as a proven way to restore your lost bone.