To remain healthy and dense, your jaw bone 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.
In some cases, tooth extraction is the only possible dental service for people with tooth damage beyond repair. However, we make every effort to preserve the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the former root structure begins to recede.
Fortunately, dental implants provide a new, artificial root which helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant a strong titanium post which replaces the natural root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.
After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and meshed with the implant, a post is placed into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or dental crown, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.
For more information about dental implants, call Dr. Kevin Bass at 215-368-1424. The calm and comfortable team at Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry provide world-class dental treatment for patients in Lansdale and the surrounding areas.
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