Dental Implants for Jawbone Health

Hispanic young man wearing casual winter sweater smilingDental implants are a great way to replace lost teeth – but did you know that they can be good for the health of your bones, too? You may not be too concerned about your jawbone health, but it can become a serious issue if you start to develop problems with your jaw. Here is how dental implants can help to keep your jawbone healthy!

What are dental implants?

There are a few different ways to replace missing teeth, but dental implants are very popular. In a dental implant, a titanium post is inserted into the jawbone. Over time, the two fuse together so that the post can act like the roots of a tooth. An abutment is placed on this post, and your new tooth is placed on top of that.

There are so many benefits to dental implants. They look very realistic, and they also feel like real teeth. They are also as easy to take care of as your real teeth are; all you have to do is brush and floss as you normally would. You won’t be self-conscious anymore when you smile, and you’ll be able to enjoy your food more because you have all of your teeth.

But dental implants are good for your jawbone health and your oral health as well. A dental implant will ensure that your other teeth won’t move around, which can lead to misaligned teeth, jaw pain, and difficulty keeping teeth clean. Over time, if you are missing a tooth, the shape of your face may begin to change and look saggy.

Dental implants can help to keep your jawbone healthy because the bone needs to be stimulated to grow. This happens when your teeth bite and chew, and the force from this is transmitted to the bone, which encourages new bone mass to be created. If you are missing teeth, the jawbone can start to break down without this stimulation – this can mean teeth falling out and a decaying jawbone.

If you are missing teeth, you have a few different options – but there are so many benefits to dental implants! Contact the office of Dr. Samuel Jirik in Cabot, Arkansas, for a consultation. Call (501) 843-9561 today!

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