Why Are Tooth Roots Important?

February 3, 2014

When you have one or more missing teeth, speaking clearly and enjoying a broadly nutritious diet can be difficult. By replacing your missing teeth, you can speak clearer and enjoy more of the foods you used to eat.

But those aren’t the only two reasons you should replace your missing teeth. When you have missing teeth, you’re also missing the roots that anchored them to your jaw. Those roots served the important job of promoting bone growth. When one or more roots are missing, the jaw will lose bone tissue. Over time, if enough tissue is lost, you may lose any remaining teeth you have.

Dental implants can help prevent this. That’s because they come with a “prosthetic root” made of titanium, which is a biocompatible metal. These “roots” will bond with the tissue in your jaw over time and promote new bone growth. The result is not just a full smile, but a full smile with a firm, natural foundation.

Do you want to know if dental implants are right for you? Dr. Banda would be happy to consult with you. During your visit, he will perform a thorough oral exam to determine what your options are and then recommend a specific treatment plan.

Call us today for an appointment. We serve patients from Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham.

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