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Preserve Bone Health with Dental Implants
Oral Surgeon Plano


A patient lying on the dental chair smiling in Plano.Unknown to most people, losing a tooth does not just end there. Tooth loss actually has a more far reaching effect than the visible empty space it leaves. While there are many solutions for replacing missing teeth, dental implants come with the most advantages. One of them is the preservation of bone health. Losing teeth has some adverse effects on the health of our jawbones, and at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates, we use dental implants to help patients avoid these effects while restoring their smiles to an even better state.

How Does Tooth Loss Affect Bone Health?


The health of our jawbone is largely dependent on the stimulation it gets from existing tooth roots. The actions of chewing and grinding with our teeth is how these stimulations are generated. Once the teeth are missing and these stimulations cease, the bone in the area begins to get absorbed back into the body. This is called bone resorption. When this happens, the jawbone grows inward, and the gums have a sunken look. As a result, the facial muscles in that area may sag or appear sunken, affecting the entire facial appearance. Bone resorption also makes it hard for other restorative solutions like dentures to last long, as they will always need to be readjusted.

How Do Implants Prevent Bone Resorption?


Following tooth loss, dental Implants can play a major role in the preservation of the jawbone health. Dental implants are little titanium posts that serve as a tooth root. They are placed in the jawbone surgically, and trigger a procedure called osseointegration. “Osseo” is a medical term for bone, and osseointegration means that the jawbone will grow around the titanium post, integrating and bonding with the post to form a solid tooth root that can support an artificial tooth.

Once the jawbone is completely healed, an abutment is placed on the implant, and it becomes the anchor that securely holds the crown to the dental implant. Thus, a complete artificial yet functioning tooth is set. Dental implant teeth appear very real and restore the stimulation that the jawbone requires back through use. With this stimulation restored, your bone health is preserved, and the jawbone will not be reabsorbed.

What Happens If You Have Already Have Bone Loss?


If you have stayed without replacing a missing tooth for too long, your jawbone will have undergone resorption. This might make it difficult for you to receive a dental implant immediately. Thankfully, our professionals can recommend a bone graft procedure for you. With this procedure, we take bone from recommended graft materials, and we add them to the area where you need the implant. As a process on its own, it will delay your dental implant procedure until it is secure.

Ignoring tooth loss does not only affects your bone health, it can also affect the alignment and structure of the remaining teeth in your mouth. It could even lead to other oral health issues, so it is best you act as fast as you can. If you need more clarity, our team at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates is always on hand to help you. Please call us at 972-733-0414 to schedule a convenient consultation.
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Losing teeth has some adverse effects on the health of our jawbones. At Dallas Oral Surgery Associates, we use dental implants to help patients avoid these effects while restoring their smiles to an even better state.
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