Address Bone Loss in Mechanicsburg, PA
Many patients, especially mature adults, suffer from some degree of bone resorption. Your teeth and gums are supported by underlying bone, and you may begin to lose this bone over time. This bone helps to hold your teeth in position, so when it starts to disappear, you risk tooth loss.
Absent teeth are the most common reasons for bone loss. When a tooth is missing, the surrounding bone begins to collapse. Age, gender, and genetics can also play roles in your propensity for bone loss.
Without adequate bone integrity, you cannot have dental implants placed. Since implants are one of the best methods of tooth replacement, patients affected by bone loss may require bone grafting. Our expert dentists provide bone grafting to give you adequate bone width and height for dental implants.
Contact Fields Family Dentistry at (717) 697-3400 for more information on bone grafting and tooth replacement with dental implants.