How do Dental Implants Work?
- Posted on: May 13 2013
The roots of your teeth serve many purposes, not the least of which is sending signals to your body that bone is needed in the area surrounding a tooth. When a tooth is lost, its roots go with it and, in the absence of the signals sent by the root, your body will eventually reabsorb the minerals in that area, allowing your jaw to shrink or collapse.
Implant dentistry alone addresses this issue by replacing the tooth root with a dental implant. Unlike dentures or dental bridges which simply replace the tooth, dental implants replace the tooth’s roots, providing a continuation of signals and preventing changes to the structure of your jaw.
A Secure Foundation
The placement of dental implants prevents jaw shrinkage once the implant has been accepted as a new tooth root. It is this acceptance into your jaw that allows dental implants to also provide the strongest and most reliable foundation for your dental restoration.
Because they are secured into your jaw, dental implants will not slip or fall out. This allows your McLean implant dentist to restore complete function and aesthetics to your smile.
If you live in or around McLean, Virginia and would like to learn more about long-term solutions for tooth replacement, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics to schedule an implant dentistry consultation today.
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