Did you know that following tooth loss, your jawbone will lose mass and density? Which means you could have difficulty replacing missing teeth with durable and lifelike dental implants. Fortunately, your Newhall, CA, dentist can help strengthen your jawbone tissue with grafting, making sure you’re ready to obtain a whole and stunning new smile!
The Causes of Lost Jawbone Tissue
Our body regularly provides the bone tissue around our teeth with doses of calcium and phosphorus, and these nutrients help preserve the structure of the smile. However, once we lose a tooth, the body recognizes the missing root and then suspends the flow of these key nutrients to the jawbone. Over time, the tissue then loses mass and density, which could lead to further tooth loss and for some, even cause an aged appearance, with people developing sunken cheeks and ptotic chins.
The Impact on Implant Options
Dental implants provide a study and secure means of replacing one or more missing teeth. They don’t rely on crowns, suction, or clasps to stay in place. Instead, we insert a biocompatible implant made from titanium into the jaw. They bond with the bone tissue, allowing the body to resume the flow of calcium and phosphorus, preserving the facial structure. The new tooth can last decades, if not a lifetime! However, if you’ve already lost a significant amount of jawbone mass and density, then there may not be enough to support a new tooth, and your dental implant could fail.
Fortunately, we have a means of strengthening the bone tissue around your missing teeth. We use oral surgery to graft a small amount of bone tissue, usually gathered from elsewhere in your mouth, to the areas that have lost mass and density. This then strengthens the bone issue and gives us a chance to insert one or more dental implants, and have them stay securely in place with routine care and attention. We want to help you enjoy a full smile, using dental implants to support a bridge, partial, or full denture. Don’t let the changes to your bone structure prevent you from enjoying a full smile. If you have any questions about treating tooth loss, or about our approach to grafting and oral surgery, then contact or team today. We want to help you enjoy your best smile, one that makes you feel proud!
Do You Have Questions About Oral Surgery?
We use advanced technology and oral surgery to help prepare your smile for tooth replacement. To learn more about improving the health and function of your smile, then please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760. Don’t let tooth loss lead to problems for your quality of life!