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Tooth and Bone Loss
Sun City West, AZ

The leading cause of tooth and bone loss among American adults is gum disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of millions of bacteria that live around your teeth and under your gums.

These bacteria can eat away at your gum and bone tissue and lead to tooth loss.

The loss of teeth and their surrounding bone have devastating effects on your oral health and the overall health of your body.

Dr. Frank W. Sallustio is a prosthodontist in Sun City West, AZ who specializes in dental implant restorations and the replacement of missing teeth.

There are several things that can begin to change with loss of teeth and bone, including:

•  Other teeth start to shift and move: With newly created gaps in your smile, other teeth will start to drift and your teeth will no longer meet correctly and possibly break as a result
•  Change in your diet: You might not be able to eat the same foods due to your chewing ability being impaired. You will not receive the nutrition your body needs with your new limited diet
•  Loss of bone in your jaw: This bone cannot grow again and if too much is lost, dental implants and even dentures may not be an option to replace your missing teeth
•  Difficulty with speech: As you lose teeth, you may develop a lisp or have difficulty pronouncing several letter sounds where your tongue and teeth have to make contact, such as the d,x,z,s,n,th, and sh sounds
•  Change in your facial appearance: Your cheeks and lips can appear to be "sunken"

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth but might not be possible if you have lost too much bone. Do not let missing teeth go untreated.

If you think you have gum disease in Sun City West, AZ, seek treatment immediately. Dr. Sallustio can diagnose your gum disease and let you know if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Call our office to set up your appointment as soon as possible.

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Frank Sallustio, DDS
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
13802 West Camino Del Sol, Suite 102
Sun City West, AZ 85375-4486
New Patients: (623) 738-2639
Current Patients: (623) 738-2639
Fax: (623) 975-0828
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