To remain dense and healthy, 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. Losing a tooth threatens jaw bone health; dental implants protect it.
In some cases, extraction is the only option for patients with tooth damage. However, we make every effort to preserve the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the initial root structure begins to recede.
Fortunately, dental implants provide a new, artificial root which helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant a strong titanium post that replaces the natural root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.
After the implant has been placed and fused with the surrounding bone, a post is inserted into it. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.
For more specifics about dental implants, call us at Crystal Dental Group in High Point. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.
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