Dental Implants Preserve and Protect Bone
When any tooth is lost, the bone in that area immediately begins to melt away or resorb. This can be a real problem since the teeth and surrounding bone form are important for proper chewing, correct speech, and a youthful appearance. Without adequate bone, your facial appearance can change quite dramatically. Dental implants stop or reverse this process. Once implants are placed in the bone, the resorption process stops. Our surgeons can correct any damage that has already occurred with their knowledge of advanced bone replacement techniques.
Dental implants are titanium posts that act like the roots of your natural teeth. After you have healed from the surgical placement, the surrounding bone bonds with the dental implant in a process called osseointegration.
Conventional, removable, complete and partial dentures replace missing teeth, but they do not preserve your bone. Only dental implants maintain bone. In fact, dentures and partials actually accelerate the process of bone resorption by putting pressure on the underlying gums and bone every time you talk or eat..
The good news is that it is never too late for dental implants when you choose experienced surgeons. Our knowledge of the latest in medical technology allows us to stimulate new bone growth in areas that were previously thought hopeless.
We can restore defects in the jawbone and place dental implants that will restore your smile and quality of life.
If you have additional questions about dental implants, call 713-IMPLANT, to speak with one of our experienced and dedicated Dental Implant Coordinators and to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons.