Charlotte, NC Dental Implants Are the Best Treatment for Tooth Loss
Tooth loss doesn’t just result in an unsightly smile. According to an article by Dr. Carl Misch on DearDoctor.com, there are other negative consequences to losing teeth, and some of their effects are neither immediate nor readily apparent.
Concealed Effects of Tooth Loss
There’s more than just your teeth at stake. Dr. Misch says, “Believe it or not, in the beginning and at the end — it’s not so much about teeth as it is about bone, which needs stimulation to maintain its form and density.” Over time, tooth loss may lead to the loss of alveolar bone, which is the thickened bone ridge holding the teeth.