Edentulism: Consequences

Bone Grafting Procedure




What is Edentulism?

"An edentulous patient is a patient who is missing all of their teeth."

There are several clinical and psychological consequences for patients that do not have any teeth:

CLINICAL Consequences

  • Reduced chewing function
  • Moderate to severe bone loss
  • Poor fitting dentures
  • Sore spots
  • Digestive & nutritional problems
  • Moderate to severe weight loss


  • Pre-mature aging
  • Less enjoyment of foods
  • Lowered self-confidence
  • Socially inhibited
  • Seldom laugh
  • Poor self-image

Edentulism: What Options Are Available?

Taking the step toward replacing missing teeth is a big decision.  With the latest dental implant technology available today, there has never been a better time for edentulous patients to replace their missing teeth.

During your initial consultation and oral examination, Dr. Neshat will thoroughly explain all of the treatment options available for your particular case.  To give you an idea of some of the options that may be available to you, please click on the following links: