The health of your jaw is very important to the overall health of your teeth. Your jaw holds the roots of your teeth in place and helps create the foundational structure of your mouth. Patients who experience bone loss in their jaw may encounter additional dental problems that prevent them from enjoying a healthy smile. This happens when the body begins to reabsorb bone tissue that is not being stimulated through use, such as chewing or biting, and can often occur after tooth removal.

Bone loss in the jaw may cause:

  • Problems with remaining teeth, including misalignment, drifting, loosening and tooth loss
  • Collapsed facial profile
  • Limited lip support
  • Skin wrinkling around the mouth
  • Distortion of other facial features
  • Jaw (TMJ or temporomandibular joint) pain, facial pain and headaches
  • Difficulty speaking and communicating
  • Inadequate nutrition as a result of the inability to chew properly and painlessly
  • Sinus expansion



The most common causes of bone loss and deterioration in the jaw are:


  • Tooth extractions
  • Periodontal disease
  • Dentures and bridgework
  • Facial Trauma
  • Misalignment
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Tumors
  • Developmental deformities
  • Sinus deficiencies



At Implants and Oral Surgery PC, Dr. Eduardo Humes and Dr. Diana Reyes Lois offer treatments to help restore bone tissue that has deteriorated. This is one of the first steps to restoring teeth and your healthy smile. To learn more about jawbone health in Fort Worth and Granbury, Texas, call our office and schedule a consultation with our oral surgeons.