Professional Advice - Jovan Prosthodontics
Beauty and bone: How teeth support your smile and your face.
The teeth that you are born with maintain and preserve the health of the bone in our jaws. When a tooth is lost, the adjacent bone around the missing tooth begins to change. On average, over 1/3rd of the bone is lost in the next six months alone. Over time, this can result in moving and shifting of teeth, or worse, loss of additional teeth.
When teeth are missing the jawbone can experience significant deterioration, or atrophy. Result? Premature aging. There are more wrinkles, less lip support, and a sunken look to your face. Ultimately,people with dentures often look older, and less attractive, because of bone loss. Conventional dentures do not address the problem of loss of bone in the area where teeth are missing. Every year, the bone continues to deteriorate under a conventional denture, increasing your need for adhesives and denture pads for support.Dental implants can avoid the potential bone loss problems caused by conventional dentures. Dental implants are directly anchored into the jawbone, and do not rely on surrounding teeth or gums for direct support. Studies show that dental implants can maintain bone up to 20X longer compared to areas with no implants. When a missing tooth is replaced by a dental implant, the fusion (or osseointegration) of the implant and bone provides stability.
Protect your natural beauty! When missing many or all of your teeth, dental implants protect against bone loss, and help preserve your beautiful smile.
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