Stop Resorption With Dental Implants and Preserve Your Facial Structure

Dental ImplantsWith the improvements to dental implants, it is only going to be a matter of time before everyone switches from their current prosthetic devices to this new and improved technology. If you are wondering why implant dentistry will eventually cause other technology to be replaced - the answer is simple.  In the evolution of prosthetic dentistry, implant dentistry has taken the next step. Doing away with things like clasps, brackets, and that the messy adhesive process used to hold dentures and other devices in place, implants are a one-time solution that borders on the permanent. When you factor in the fact that cleaning implants consist of brushing your teeth like you normally would, it becomes evident that the old ways are on their way out. No longer will you have worry about the embarrassment of forgetting your dentures or having them fall out at an inopportune moment. With a single surgical procedure, we will give you new teeth that look, fell, and act like your natural ones.

While implant dentistry has made great strides in placing teeth that look and feel like natural teeth, the greatest achievement has been below the surface. A few years ago scientists and dentists discovered that using titanium had a huge advantage when making dental implants. We now use titanium exclusively for the manufacture of these devices. The reason for this is that titanium has a unique property which allows it to meld with organic tissue through a process known as osseointegration. Essentially, when we install the tiny metal screw in your jawbone, the implant convinces your body that it is part of the natural bone. In so doing the implant, is able to provide critical stimulus to the jawbone. In exchange, the jawbone provides support, strengthening, and security to the implant itself. Since the body thinks the implant is actually a naturally occurring tooth, it also provides critical support to the jawbone.

The jawbone has a very important role to play in supporting the teeth. In order for it to do this successfully the body provides vital minerals such as calcium so that the jaw remains strong and healthy. The teeth, provide stimulus to the jaw every time you bite down on something or chew food. The problem arises when you lose teeth, and the stimulus is no longer available. This sends the message to the body that the jawbone no longer is required to perform its primary functions. In response, the body starts a process known as resorption. Essentially the body withholds nutrients from the bone and leaches away those vital minerals like calcium. Left without its support system the jawbone starts to dissolve, causing the rest of your face to undergo severe changes as well. By placing titanium implants, the body is convinced to continue or return to supporting the jawbone.  Dental implants are, therefore, essential to preserving the integrity of the jawbone and your facial structure after tooth loss.  No other replacement option is as successful at doing so, regardless of how they look.

Recent Posts

6 Reasons To Visit A Dental Implants Professional

Wondering what a dental implants professional is? When you have missing teeth, it is essential for you to replace them if you want to be in good oral health. Missing teeth means that the rest of the teeth will begin to move and shift around, which is not supportive of a healthy mouth. If you…

3 Misconceptions About Dental Implants Debunked

If you have chosen to have dental implants inserted to fix a dental issue, or are still researching and picking the best option for you, then today we will look at some of the misconceptions about dental implants. Unfortunately, there are many surrounding the topic of dental implants, and today we will focus on three.With…

Learn About The Success Rates Of Dental Implants

If you are wondering about the success rates of dental implants, we invite you to read more and to visit our Stafford office to have all of your questions answered. If you are one of the uncountable numbers of adults who have lost a front tooth due to injury, dental caries, or periodontal disease, you…

Dental Implants Are A Permanent Alternative To Dentures

If you are wearing dentures, dental implants are an alternative solution that look and feel like natural teeth. While dentures are practical and provide patients with the appearance of a full set of teeth, they never feel quite natural. Implants, on the other hand, feel the same as the rest of your teeth so there…

Recent Posts

What Causes Toothache Pain? [Ask A General Dentist In Stafford]

What Causes Toothache Pain? [Ask A General Dentist In Stafford]

In general dentistry, toothaches are defined as any pain or ache in or around a tooth. While modern dentists have a thorough understanding of the causes and treatments for toothaches, people experiencing them may be frustrated by the discomfort. Those with a toothache may feel sharp or dull pain and sensitivity to temperature or chewing.In…

How To Take Care Of Teeth During And After Braces

How To Take Care Of Teeth During And After Braces

Caring for your teeth while you have braces on can be challenging — both more time consuming and more difficult — but it is one of the most important parts of your journey with braces. Most people wear braces for one to three years, so practicing good oral health habits during this time is especially…