Jaw bone loss is primarily caused by tooth loss. … Missing teeth are usually replaced with dentures, but the problem with this is that they cannot direct the chewing forces to the jaw bone as dentures do not have roots. As a result, our jawbone recedes while wearing dentures just as it does when we have no teeth at all.
Considering dental implant surgery to replace missing or damaged teeth, but concerned about how bad it will hurt or the pain afterwards? These are common fears. However, most dental implant patients say the procedure doesn’t hurt and the discomfort is minimal.