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Prevent Bone Loss with Dental Implants

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Maintaining a Healthy Jaw

Your jaw bone provides a support for teeth and structure for your face, helping create your natural appearance. Much like a muscle, the jaw bone relies on regular “exercise” to remain healthy and strong through the stimulation from tooth roots from activities like chewing and eating. When teeth are lost and not replaced, this has a direct effect on the health of the bone and can often cause resorption of bone volume. When you lack proper bone volume, teeth can begin to shift, fall out and alter your facial appearance.

What Happens When You Experience Bone Loss?

The teeth and jaw bone are intertwined in the roles they play in oral function and health. Tooth loss jumpstarts a ripple effect of problems with remaining teeth, soft tissue, and bone that will continue unless restorative measures are taken to replace teeth or rebuild bone. Teeth are responsible for maintaining the strength and density of the jaw bone and the loss of stimulation causes the bone to resorb and become weak, thin, and brittle. The result of tooth and bone loss leads to a premature aging of the facial features, but the consequences of tooth and bone loss go deeper than the aesthetic. Depending on where tooth loss has occurred, it can lead to TMJ and muscle issues, difficulty chewing and speaking, and is directly related to nutritional issues and poor digestion. Rebuilding the integrity of the jaw bone and replacing missing teeth becomes crucial to maintaining a youthful appearance, proper dental function, and overall health and wellbeing.

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Reasons of Jaw Bone Loss

  • Gum disease
  • Dentures
  • Dental trauma
  • Tumors or cysts
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Our Solution to Rebuilding Your Jaw

Dental implants, placed and restored at our offices are the only tooth replacement option that restores tooth function and beauty while also effectively halting bone loss. Dental implants are designed to mimic the structure of natural teeth, including the tooth roots, for necessary jaw bone stimulation. Able to replace any number of missing teeth, dental implants are considered the standard of care in tooth replacement and one of the most common restorative solutions for tooth and bone loss.

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