Tooth roots serve two important functions. The first is that they anchor teeth to the jaw. Second, they stimulate the production of new bone tissue. This keeps the jaw healthy and strong.
When a tooth is lost, so is the root. As a result, a part of the jaw no longer has something there to stimulate the growth of new bone tissue. That can lead to serious repercussions for your smile as time goes by.
Bone loss will be the primary problem. Over time, the portion of jaw that’s missing a root will begin to atrophy. Then, as more bone loss occurs, nearby teeth will be put in danger as well. Given enough time, it’s possible for the loss of just one tooth to lead to the loss of several others.
Thankfully, with a restorative solution like dental implants, Dr. Banda of Cranbrook Dental Care can help patients from Bloomfield and beyond avoid bone loss. That’s because dental implants mimic the structure of natural teeth. The top portion–known as the crown–replaces your missing tooth, while the implant post below it acts like a prosthetic root.
Most dental implants are made from titanium. When placed in the jaw, implants promote the growth of new bone tissue, the way a natural root does. Over time, the jaw and your new “root” will bond, creating a strong, stable foundation for your replacement tooth.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Do you have a gap in your smile? Are you worried about bone loss in your jaw? Talk to Dr. Banda about restoring your smile with dental implants. During a simple a consultation visit with him at his Bloomfield dental office, he can tell you if you’re a candidate for the procedure. If you are, his team can start putting together your treatment plan right away.
Call Cranbrook Dental Care today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Banda. We serve patients from Clarkston, Troy, Royal Oak, Birmingham, and the entire metropolitan area of Detroit.