When people have one or more missing teeth that are left untreated, several issues can affect their oral and even overall health. One key issue that comes with having missing teeth is jawbone tissue loss and resorption. Jawbone loss and resorption can lead people to have a sunken appearance in their face and jaw area. Additionally, having missing teeth is linked with increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and even memory loss.
Fortunately, when people replace their missing teeth with dental implants in Jacksonville, FL, they can remedy their tooth loss issues. With dental implants, patients can avoid experiencing jawbone resorption and achieve a great new smile!
Having missing teeth in the jawbone results in a lack of stimulation and blood flow to the affected areas. This leads to no nutrients getting to the jawbone, causing the jaw to reabsorb the bone tissue. This can cause the face to appear sunken-in and it can create the look of an aged individual.
Dental implants are a revolutionary way to keep a patient’s jawbone tissue stimulated with the nutrients necessary to keep it dense and healthy. When people go to get treated with restorative dental implants, the process will include:
A thorough assessment of their oral health, with digital imaging, for a customized procedure.
Advanced technology can be used to accurately place the patient’s customized dental implants to ensure they are securely and permanently placed in their mouth.
The precise placement of the patient’s dental implants will ensure their jawbone tissue is saved, strengthened, and provided with essential nutrients to remain healthy and strong.
Receive the best benefits for your oral and jawbone health, plus a beautiful new smile, with dental implants! You should come to our office so we can restore your smile with this restorative procedure. Get in contact with our dentist, Dr. Jacqueline West at our dental office in Jacksonville, FL to request an appointment today!