Dental Implants, As Close to Nature as Possible
Dental Implants have revolutionized dentistry. They are the best and longest lasting tooth replacement option. Implants are configured to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Patients who have lost teeth will regain the ability to eat virtually anything with their implant teeth. Also, patients love knowing that their implant teeth look just like their natural teeth. Dental Implants allow patients to smile with confidence.
What happens when teeth are not replaced?
When teeth are lost the size and shape of the jawbone will change. The bone that once supported the teeth is no longer needed. Thus, the bone will start to dissolve and disappear. If you choose to get old-fashioned dentures it is important to note that your dentures will actually speed up bone loss. This accelerated bone loss will result in dentures that no longer fit properly despite efforts to adjust the denture. As bone disappears the face looses shape and you will have a premature elderly appearance.
The photos below show the melting away of the jawbone when teeth are lost. Dental implants are the ONLY treatment option that preserves the bone in the jaw. Dental implants are the best and longest lasting way to replace missing teeth. If you have questions about implants please call our office. Dr. Nugent will discuss all the ways implants can change your life.
Bone loss after Tooth Extraction
The roots had previously stimulated the surrounding bone maintaining the jaws natural shape. However with no roots in place the jawbone will begin to resorb or shrink because it no longer serves the purpose that nature intended. The jawbone’s only purpose is to support teeth. The forces of chewing get transmitted down the teeth into the jawbone. This signals the jawbone to be robust and strong.
Because dental implants replace the entire missing tooth, chewing forces get transmitted down the implant. This stimulates the jawbone to stay healthy and strong. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that preserves jawbone.
Dr. Nugent is a regional leader in implant dentistry. Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City and Clear Lake see Dr. Nugent for his expertise in implant care. Visit our office at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena, Texas.
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