How to Stop Jawbone and Facial Collapse

Posted on : 13-12-2012 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dental Implants, Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Facial collapse is a condition where the body begins dissolving the jaw bones to use the minerals in the body after all of a person’s teeth have been extracted. Changes in our faces occur naturally as we age. But when all of your teeth are missing changes are go faster by jawbone shrinkage that leads to facial collapse. After your teeth are all extracted, the jaws begin to shrink. Your body now considers the bone in the jaws to be useless and it takes those minerals for use elsewhere. Over a period of ten or twenty years you will end up with a condition called Facial Collapse. Facial collapse occurs when the jaw no longer supports any teeth. Those experiencing this problem may appear to have a shriveled face.

Preventing Facial Collapse

Sometimes the distance from the chin to the mouth shrinks, and sometimes the distance from the nose to the mouth shrinks. When you lose a tooth, it leads to negative effects beyond the unpleasant gap left behind in your smile. A missing tooth can affect your speech and capacity to chew because its conflicting tooth now becomes useless. Remaining teeth shift, drift and migrate if missing teeth are not replaced, and when the absent tooth’s root is not replaced the jawbone in the surrounding area can begin to go back.

1. Facial collapse is prevented with the placement of dental implants. An implant has a root form that is surgically placed in your jawbone. The implant sends a piezoelectric signal to the bone which prevents bone restoration.

2. Bone grafting techniques can be done to restore adequate bone density for the placement of dental implants. Not only will implants stop facial collapse they will secure your denture and enable you eat normally.

For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any type of dental problems on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi

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