A lot of people might think having teeth removed is the end to the journey of their oral hygiene worries. However, this is not the case. Many people do not know that in the first year after tooth loss there is a 25 percent decrease in the width of bone and an overall decrease in height over the next few years. The more teeth lost, the more disfunction. However, that can be easily remedied through the placement of dental implants.
Along with replacing the tooth, a dental implant also replaces the root of the tooth and is secured into the jawbone, which stimulates the bone, prevents tooth loss and facilitates bone density.
After the implant is surgically inside your jaw bone, there is a healing period. When the healing period is over, the tooth replacement is placed onto the implant and secured into place. The replacement tooth is made to match your existing teeth so it will look completely natural and indistinguishable from your other teeth. It will function and even feel the same as a normal tooth would. The dental implants will help you smile, talk, chew and eat better than before, improving your overall oral health and well-being.
Give our dental office a call today to schedule a consultation for your dental implants.