Dental Implants for Missing Teeth
|July 1, 2016
If you have missing teeth, especially missing teeth that show, you are probably avoiding social situations. If you have missing teeth and wear dentures, you may also be skipping those summer parties because of ill-fitting replacement teeth, however, you don’t have to stay home any longer thanks to the best and most reliable tooth replacement option available, dental implants.
Just as Strong as Natural Teeth
According to Floss Dental implants are just as strong as your natural teeth. In fact, the titanium posts that are used for the dental implant actually fuse to your own jawbone. Known as osseointegration, the process gives a functional and structural connection between the surface of the artificial dental implant and your bone. With dental implants, you can get your confidence and your life back.
It’s Not Just Esthetics
Esthetics aside, missing teeth can cause other problems as well. Just one missing tooth can cause bone deterioration. The tooth in the socket exercises your jawbone. Dr. Mehdizadeh from Floss Dental explains that once that tooth is lost, your bone will start to deteriorate immediately. The sac-like alveolar bone that supports and surrounds your teeth needs to be stimulated by the teeth. Your teeth contact each other throughout the day and night and it is those connections that keep your alveolar bone stimulated.
Once your bone start to lose its height and width, your gum tissue will begin to decrease causing problems with chewing and speaking. The more teeth you lose, the worse the problem will get, but it doesn’t stop there.
It Gets Worse
After the loss of the alveolar bone, the bone underneath, the basal bone, or jawbone will literally start to melt away. You will begin to notice that the distance between your chin and your nose will start to decrease right along with the collapse of the lower part of your face. If you have extreme bone loss, you are also much more susceptible to jaw fractures.
If you have missing teeth and would like more information about dental implants, call or click and schedule an appointment with Floss Dental.
You really can have the smile you deserve with dental implants. Call or click today.