So, you have lost a tooth and your dentist has recommended a dental implant to combat the issue? Your dentist will be immediately concerned about bone resorption. Before you can get start the process of having a dental implant, your dentist will look at your gum and bones to ensure your implants will be successful. There will be multiple scans and x-rays done and this is because he will be looking to see if there is any bone resorption.
What is Bone Resorption?
Bone Resorption or bone loss is the loss of bone tissue after a tooth has been removed or fallen out. The bone is used to support the teeth within the mouth. If that support is lost, the bone begins to deteriorate very quickly. When there is any tooth loss there is a great chance of bone tissue loss as well. According to a study in the Indian Journal of Dentistry, up to 25 percent of the bone may be lost in the first year after a tooth extraction.