A few years ago, I started thinking carefully about what I could do to improve my smile. I had lived with crooked, yellowed teeth for most of my adult life, and honestly, I just wanted to feel beautiful. I started thinking about working with a cosmetic dentist, and before I knew it, I was in an office getting a complimentary consultation. I learned about a variety of different procedures that could improve my look, and it was really fun. I wanted to create a blog all about making smiles more beautiful, which is why I made this website. Check out this blog for great information about dentistry.
When you lose a tooth, your most immediate concern will likely be what effect the tooth will have on the way you look. While this is a weighty concern, you also need to consider how losing a tooth will effect your jaw health. Some tooth replacement strategies will preserve your looks but will not have a positive effect on your jaw health. A dental implant will promote jaw health and preserve good looks.
How a Lost Tooth Can Damage Your Jaw
When you bite down on your tooth, the pressure of your bite will travel down your tooth's root and stimulate growth. As the pressures of chewing pull your tooth in different directions, your jawbone will increase in density to counteract the pressures. When you loose a tooth, you don't have a tooth to stimulate bone growth, and you can actually lose bone density. a bridge will not have a root, so a depression can still form where your tooth once was.
How Bone Loss Effects Your Teeth
As you lose bone density, the teeth to either side of the lost tooth can start to move. As these teeth begin to move, other teeth may also migrate, and before long, your smile may be unrecognizable. Thus, when you consider tooth replacement, you need to make sure you choose an option that will stimulate growth in your jawbone.
How A Dental Implant Can Help Your Mouth
A dental implant will consist of a prosthetic root and a porcelain crown. By drilling a hole down into your jaw, a dentist can then place a titanium post into your jaw. The bone then has to heal around the post for six months before it is ready for the placement of the crown. Once the implant is complete, it will be just as solid as your natural tooth was. Moreover, the pressures of chewing can travel down the prosthetic root and promote bone growth.
When you replace a tooth with a crown, you might think that the artificial tooth will not need the same care as a natural tooth. This is not quite true. If you don't brush and floss carefully around the tooth, you can still get gum disease, and once your gums start to recede, you can lose your tooth again. Even though it takes time to receive a dental implant, and it requires care just as a natural tooth would, it is the best option for promoting overall mouth health.Share
26 April 2016