Missing teeth cause jaw bone loss due to the absence of stimulus. As a result, the bone volume decreases in the jaw area gradually. Many studies point to the fact that in the first year of missing tooth alone, the jaw bone in that area decreases by as much as 25%. In a few years time, the height of the jaw bone on the missing tooth area decreases by few millimeters. Only dental implants can halt this progressive degeneration of jaw bone.