Facial CollapseAn Overview
Facial collapse occurs over time as a result of lost or missing teeth and the supporting tooth structure that is no longer present in the jaw bone. Over time, as the tooth roots are absorbed and no longer stimulating healthy bone cell growth, the jaw begins to shrink in size. The skin and soft tissues also shrivel, creating a sunken and aged appearance.
Dr. Schamback, Dr. Schwartz and the team at Great Smile Dental work together when helping patients avoid or address facial collapse. We provide personalized dental care that is tailored to your needs. Dr. Schwartz is an experienced and board-certified periodontist. He offers comprehensive care for the placement of dental implants to avoid facial collapse after tooth loss.
Replacing missing teeth with the most suitable treatment option for your dental health needs can help you to maintain the natural structure of your jaw and lower face. Dental implants are often the best way to help patients achieve this. They replace both the tooth and the tooth root, reducing bone loss in the jaw by stimulating natural bone cell growth and retention.