Why Do I Need Bone Grafting?
If left untreated, the progression of periodontal disease has many damaging results, including shifting teeth, jaw pain, and bone loss. The presence of natural teeth allows patients to chew and bite, and it is through these routine activities that the jawbone is strengthened. Missing teeth messes with these routines, causing the jawbone to deteriorate and resulting in more serious problems, such as:
- Additional tooth loss
- Headaches and pain in the jaw and face
- Distortion of the face
- Increased wrinkling around the mouth and face
- Problems speaking and communicating
- Difficulty chewing and eating
Dr. Tanner provides patients with several options for restoring healthy smiles with regenerative bone grafting procedures.