Is Dental Bone Loss Normal?

Can you reverse bone loss in teeth?

On its own, bone loss cannot be reversed.

Left untreated, the bone in your jaw and around your teeth will continue to resorb, leading to more tooth loss, disease, and pain.

There is good news.

In most cases, dental bone loss can be stopped..

Is dental bone loss common?

Bone loss around the teeth and in the jaws is a lot more common than you might think and can occur after losing teeth or, more commonly, as a result of ‘periodontal disease’ or ‘gum disease’. This disease is where the bacteria in dental plaque causes the bone supporting the teeth to be gradually eaten away.

How do they fix bone loss in teeth?

Treatment for teeth bone lossRegenerative bone &/or gum grafting – rebuilding or regenerating bone and gum tissue around and between the teeth.Composite bonding – to reshape the teeth to hide ‘black triangles or holes’ between the teeth.More items…

How quickly does bone loss occur in teeth?

The body no longer uses or needs the jawbone, so it deteriorates and goes away. The rate the bone deteriorates, as well as the amount of bone loss that occurs, varies greatly among individuals. However, most lost occurs within the first eighteen months following the extraction, and continues throughout life.