Those tooth roots are important!
To remain healthy and dense, your jawbone needs to be continually 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.
Have you had a tooth extracted?
In some cases, tooth extraction is the only possible procedure for people with tooth damage beyond repair. However, we make every effort to retain the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the initial root structure begins to recede.
A dental implant replaces both the root and the crown of an extracted tooth
Fortunately, tooth implants provide a new, artificial root that helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant is composed of a substantial titanium post that replaces the original root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.
After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and integrated 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.
Are dental implants a good option for you?
For more details about dental implants, call Dr. Steven Gustafson at 248-541-8770. The friendly team at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry provides world-class dental treatment for patients in Royal Oak and the surrounding areas.
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