Tooth Replacement is Vital to Prevent Further Tooth Loss
Posted on 9/20/2016 by Nic Grasvik
When you lose a tooth a lot will change in your life. It can become difficult to eat your favorite foods - even painful. Your smile will change and there is a good chance that you will start to feel more self-conscious, especially if the tooth that is missing is one that is visible in your smile.
Your existing teeth will even start to move around in your mouth, which can change your bite and result in chipped and cracked teeth.
All these changes can be difficult to deal with but it's the changes you don't notice that will make the most trouble for you.
What Happens When You Lose a Tooth?
When you lose a tooth your jaw loses contact with the outside world. When the bone in your jaw doesn't receive feedback it stops being stimulated in ways that encourage sustained bone levels.
You've heard of the term, "Use it or lose it"? If your jaw stops receiving that feedback the bone will eventually start to recede, resulting in bone loss. Bone loss in the jaw will eventually result in further tooth loss.
Why Dental Implants Are the Best Option
Dental implants offer you the ability to fully replace a tooth in form and function. All of the effects of tooth loss that are mentioned above, dental implants provide a permanent solution for.
A dental implant is surgically placed into your jaw and is made of titanium, which is a biocompatible material. Because it's biocompatible, it is readily accepted by your jawbone.
It will give the bone in your jaw the feedback it needs to continue stimulating healthy bone levels. You can use a dental implant in exactly the same ways you would use your normal teeth, to eat and speak.
If you are interested in dental implants, please call our office today at (503) 350-1234 to schedule your no obligation consultation.
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