Your jawbone plays an important role in the function and health of your smile. Working together with the gum tissue, it stabilizes teeth, giving you the strength to chew foods and maintaining your facial structure. Bone remains healthy and strong because of the stimulation it receives from teeth. If teeth are not present, the bone will resorb and become weak and thin. This is what gives people with many missing teeth a “sunken in” facial appearance. The health and volume of the bone in your jaw are critical to your overall oral health and therefore why even the loss of a single tooth can negatively impact the health of your smile.
If you are missing many teeth already, you know all too well the damage both tooth and bone loss does to the function of your smile and your health. Especially since such severe bone loss in Williamsville, NY is often a result of advanced gum disease or systemic conditions. Without correcting the problem at the source—the loss of bone stimulation due to tooth loss—this progression will continue, making it increasingly difficult to eat, talk, and feel confident or attractive. Thankfully, our experienced oral surgeons specialize in bone grafting that restores proper bone levels in your jaw so missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants.
Dental implants represent the single best alternative to healthy natural teeth as they mimic the complete tooth structure, from the root to the visible crown. In this way, natural bone structure (or bone restored with grafts) can be maintained long term with teeth that look and feel completely natural. Dental implants securely placed into the jawbone will provide the same level of stimulation to the bone, which in turn will provide the support to keep these teeth stable and strong. This provides patients even suffering from severe bone loss the opportunity to return to a life of comfort, function, and confidence! Along with a return to function, dental implants help provide a more youthful, filled out facial appearance and optimal smile aesthetics as they are not susceptible to decay or discoloration. Dental implants truly are the tooth replacement of choice and when placed by our experienced oral surgeons, can provide you with lifelong benefits!
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