Whether you are aware of it or not, your smile and overall oral health are impacted by a variety of concerns. After all, nearly everything negatively influences your smile’s integrity, and there are even fewer practices that help ensure your health. Indeed, issues such as dental decay and infection are among the most common oral health concerns out there, and many individuals come to face the reality of dental loss. In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA dentist takes a look at circumstances that lead to tooth loss, and how dental implants can restore function in multiple different ways.
Improvement in Function
Your oral health consists of more than just your teeth, and in fact, involves all factors contributing to your oral cavity. This includes your teeth, tongue, gums, cheeks, throat, and everything else in-between. That being said, many people are confused to learn that brushing your teeth is not enough to prevent dangerous infections from occurring, and a well-rounded preventive dental routine is a must.
You see, your teeth are comprised of the crown – which helps you tear into foods and break them down – as well as a root. The root is embedded in the jaw bone, and the secure connection helps stimulate the bone to keep it strong, as well as allows for your crown to properly absorb the pressure of your bite.
When as little as a single tooth is missing, not only do your remaining teeth have to accommodate for the missing structure in terms of supporting your bite, but your jaw no longer has a root to help stimulate it and keep it strong. All of these factors together contribute to a reduction in proper function.
Stimulates Your Jaw Bone
As we mentioned briefly above, your teeth help stimulate your jaw bone. Think of this in terms of working out. If you go to the gym a few times a week, your muscles get stronger and provide even more protection to your bones. If you do not stimulate your muscles through exercise, they will remain weak and do not provide as effective protection.
Indeed, the same could be said for your teeth. If your root is not present to stimulate the jaw bone it will continue to weaken, thus not being able to support a dental implant securely anymore when it comes time for treatment.
A Complete Smile
Finally, dental implants consist of a biocompatible post and a lifelike restoration that gives your smile the gift of a seamless appearance. Indeed, our team works closely with you to ensure that your needs are best met and that your custom crown restoration closely mimics the shape, texture, and even shade of your smile.
Learn More Today
For more information about the benefits dental implants offer, contact Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA by calling 818-763-9353 to schedule your next appointment with our team today.