Pasadena, Deer Park Dental Implant Dentist:
Bone Loss Prevention Dental Implants
The most common cause of weakening or disappearing of the jawbone’s height, width and volume and is tooth loss. One can lose a tooth from cavities, Periodontal disease (gum disease), infection, or trauma. The jawbone is there to support the teeth. When the teeth are gone the area around the missing tooth starts to disappear. Furthermore, this bone loss is actually accelerated by wearing old fashioned dentures. There can be significant remodeling and shrinkage of the jawbone. This brings about bony defects that can affect the patient’s chewing capability, smile, and appearance. However, bone loss this is entirely preventable!
The only dental solution that stops bone loss is dental implants. Dental implants are made of biologically bone friendly titanium that will fuse with the surrounding bone. The body thinks the implant is a tooth and the bone is stimulated and preserved. Titanium is received so well by the human body, it is widely used for orthopedic implants, such as hip and knee replacements.
Dental implants can also save you from losing more teeth. Furthermore, the dental implant look and feel just like natural teeth. Also, dental implants are the wisest investment for your check book and most health. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Plus, dental implants can never get decay and will never need a root canal. The long-term successes rate of dental implants is between 96% to 99%. However, almost 50% of dental bridges fail within thirteen years.
The second approach to prevent bone loss is called bone grafting. This is a procedure done at time of tooth extraction to preserve and augment the jaw bone. Bone grafting materials are placed in the extracted socket to increase the bone volume.
With dental implants and bone grafting techniques, dentistry can easily and predictably preserve the jaw bone, replace missing teeth, and keep patients eating, smiling, and living healthy happy lives.
Visit our Pasadena, Texas Dental Office at 3421 Burke Rd #1 to discover why dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth.
Call us at 713-941-1812.
Deer Park and Pasadena Texas residents trust our office for their dental implant needs.