In this post from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we review jaw bone health, and the benefits of dental implants.
To remain healthy and dense, your jaw bone needs to be constantly stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure the extends into the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates blood flow in the bone surrounding the root.
In some cases, tooth extraction is the only possible treatment for someone with tooth damage. However, we make every effort to retain the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the previous root structure begins to recede.
Fortunately, dental implants provide a new, artificial root which helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant is a tough titanium post that replaces the original root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.
After the implant has been placed and fused with surrounding bone, a post is placed into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.
Dental implants have transformed the lives of countless people. Please call us to find out whether they’re right for your. We also offer general dentistry, and many othe services. Schedule an appointment today.
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