Loss of Tooth often leads to loss of confidence in patients along with harder chewing and loss of Jaw Bone. Tooth Loss can be because of variety of reasons which include accident/injury or from excess Tooth Decay or Gum disease regardless of why Tooth or Teeth were lost, finding the right replacement option is vital to saving your smile.
The missing Teeth cause migration of the remaining Teeth and often can lead to sunken facial appearances. Dental Implant Treatment can be one of the ways to prevent Bone Loss. Learn more about Dental Implant procedures at Avance Dental Care.
How Tooth Loss leads to Bone Loss?
The shape and density of the Jaw Bone is retained by stimulation of forces while chewing and biting by the Teeth. The regular Teeth movement encourages Bone remodeling and Bone support around the Teeth. This stimulation is lost, once a Tooth is Lost. The Jaw Bone begins to lose its dimensions: height, width, and Bone volume. Once the significant amount of Bone is lost, sunken facial appearance begin.
How Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss ?
Dental Implants once Osseo-integrated, mimic the natural Tooth Root. The Jaw Bone again starts receiving stimulation forces. The Dental Implant in the Jaw stimulates the Jaw Bone to grow and remodel the same way as a natural Tooth Root thus providing an effective treatment to replace missing Teeth and prevent Bone Loss.
What If I have considerable Bone Loss?
Patients who have suffered from long term Tooth Loss, ill-fitting dentures or persistent Gum disease often report of atrophy of Jaw Bone. Sufficient Jaw Bone is a primary requisite for successful Stages of Dental Implant Osseointegration and success of Dental Implant Treatment. For patients who have lost considerable amount of Bone, Dental Implants may still be an option. Bone augmentation or Bone Grafting is performed to regain the lost Bone density and support to the Dental Implants.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implant?
Patients must be in good systemic health, have healthy Gums and Tissues for Dental Implant Treatment. Smokers often have high risk of Dental Implant failures. Schedule a consultation appointment with us to determine if you are a good candidate for Dental Implant Treatment.
Know more about various 6 Stages of Dental Implants Treatmentat Avance Dental Care.