The Importance of Teeth for Jaw Bone Health

At extraction or tooth loss sites, the bone of the jaw can diminish over time.  This loss of bone can develop into additional problems, both with your appearance and overall health.  You may experience:

  • Problems with remaining teeth including misalignment, drifting, loosening and loss
  • Collapsed facial profile
  • Limited lip support
  • Skin wrinkling around the mouth
  • Distortion of other facial features
  • Jaw pain, also known as temporomandibular joint, or TMJ
  • Difficulty speaking and communicating
  • Inadequate nutrition as a result of the inability to chew properly and painlessly