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Avoid Bone Deterioration Following Extraction
Posted:Jul 27, 2018
Hello friends of Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury! In today’s post, we will talk about dental implants and jaw bone health.
To remain healthy and strong, your jaw bone needs to be consistently 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.
In some cases, tooth extraction is the only possible treatment 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.
Fortunately, dental implants provide a new, artificial root which helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant a durable titanium post which replaces the original root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.
After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and meshed with the implant, a post is inserted 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.
For more specifics about dental implants, call us at Southern York Smile Care. We provide restorative and cosmetic dentistry for patients in Shrewsbury PA and the surrounding areas.