Natural teeth stimulate the jaw bone to help maintain its height. Once natural teeth have been extracted the bone starts shrinking away. As years go by you can end up with no bone left, especially in your lower jaw. The only way to prevent this is to get implants placed after your teeth have been extracted. Implants stimulate the bone, helping you keep the remaining bone that you have. This diagram shows bone resorption after 10 years of your teeth being extracted. After 30 years the bone will become flat.Protect Yourself from Bone Resorption with Implant Dentures
For more information about bone resorption and how it can be prevented, please visit our Implant-Supported Dentures page.