Restore lost bone with River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry: Your periodontist in Waterford, CT.

Tooth Loss Means Bone Loss

When a tooth is lost the surrounding bone starts to immediately deteriorate, never to regrow on its own. Bone loss causes a number of oral health complications, including:

  • Loss of facial structure
  • Shifting of adjacent teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Difficulty in replacing missing teeth

You Need Bone for Dental Implants

You may have lost the bone in your mouth to progressing oral disease, tooth loss, or trauma. As such, your options on how to address any missing teeth may also be limited. It is not possible to replace your missing teeth with dental implants without sufficient bone levels. However, there is a solution for you with dental bone grafting.