Those tooth roots are important!
To remain healthy and dense, your jaw bone needs to be continuously stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure the extends into the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates blood flow in the bone surrounding the root.
Have you had a tooth extracted?
In some cases, tooth extraction is the only possible dental procedure for people with tooth damage beyond repair. However, we make every effort to save the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the former root structure begins to recede.
A dental implant replaces both the root and the crown of an extracted tooth
Fortunately, tooth implants provide a new, artificial root which helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant is comprised of a strong titanium post which replaces the natural root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.
After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and integrated with the implant, a post is placed into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.
Are dental implants a good option for you?
For more specifics about dental implants, call Doctor Howard Kessner at 972-248-8525. The consistent team at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry provide world-class dental treatment for patients in Dallas and the surrounding areas.
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