Bone Loss - MONROE, CT

bone Loss

The image depicts a side view of a human skull with a focus on the dental structure. It shows the teeth, jawbone, and part of the spine. The skull appears to be in a 3D rendered format, highlighting the anatomical details of the teeth and jaw. The teeth are aligned, and the image provides a clear view of how they fit within the jawbone. This type of illustration is typically used for educational purposes in dental and medical fields to explain the relationship between teeth and the jawbone.

Gum Disease and Tooth and Bone Loss Monroe, CT

Teeth can be lost for a variety of reasons. Anything from disease, injury, birth defect, to decay can result in teeth being lost or removed. However, many dental and health problems can result from tooth loss or removal.

The image depicts a detailed 3D rendering of a section of the lower jaw with a missing tooth. The adjacent teeth are intact and healthy, showing where the missing tooth used to be. The gums appear healthy, and the bone structure of the jaw is clearly visible. This type of image is often used in dental contexts to illustrate the need for a dental implant or bridge to replace the missing tooth and to prevent potential issues such as bone loss or shifting of the remaining teeth.
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Teeth play a major part in speech. Some letter sounds such as s, z, d, x, n, th, and sh are made with tongue-to-tooth contact. Without teeth, these sounds will not be able to be made easily and may result in a lisp. Lisping can be an embarrassing condition and may make it hard for you to be understood.

The tongue is also affected by lost teeth. With no teeth to keep it in place, the tongue will broaden out and fill in the newly open space. This thickened tongue makes it harder to control and may also result in difficult-to-understand speech.

Bone Loss in the Jaw

Teeth do more than just help us chew our food and speak. They actually serve to stimulate the bone in the jaw. Each time you chew, the teeth stimulate the bone. Without this natural stimulation, the alveolar bone–the portion of the jawbone that anchors teeth in the mouth–begins to break down and is re-absorbed into the body. Since there are no longer teeth there that “need” the jawbone, the bone deteriorates and disintegrates.

The rate of deterioration varies per person; however, it begins almost immediately after a tooth is lost or removed and continues throughout life. Once deterioration reaches a certain point, dental prosthetics–such as dentures–will no longer be useful because there will not be enough bone to support them.


Misalignment occurs when teeth no longer have an opposing tooth structure. The tooth with no counterpart can become loose, and the bone supporting it may begin to deteriorate because of lack of stimulation. Losing even one tooth may cause the remaining teeth to shift their position, altering an individual’s bite pattern and leading to pain in the head, neck, and jaw.

The image shows a detailed 3D rendering of a lower set of human teeth and gums. It depicts the natural anatomy of the mouth, including the teeth, gums, and tongue. The teeth are healthy-looking and well-aligned, providing a clear view of dental structure. This type of image is often used for educational purposes in dental care to explain various treatments or procedures
The image shows a before-and-after comparison of a person's dental health. On the left side, the person has severely decayed, missing, and damaged teeth, indicating poor dental health. On the right side, the person's teeth appear healthy, clean, and well-aligned, showcasing the results of dental treatment or restoration. A gloved hand is gently pulling down the lower lip to reveal the teeth, emphasizing the transformation. This type of image is often used to highlight the effectiveness of dental treatments, such as dental implants, veneers, or other restorative procedures

Facial Appearance

Teeth are also designed to hold the lips and cheeks in place. When teeth are missing, the lips and cheeks do not have their natural support system. When closed, the mouth will appear “sunken in” without the support of the teeth. This can age the appearance of the person greatly.

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