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How an Implant Dentist Uses the Bone in Your Jaw
Wondering how an implant dentist uses your jawbone to insert dental implants? Good idea. When you are in need of a tooth replacement option, finding out everything you can about your options Is a great idea. This allows you to make a choice that is right for you.
A dental implant is a common option nowadays as they look and act just like your natural teeth. Implants are able to look just like real teeth because they are specifically designed for each patient. This allows them to easily blend in with the rest of the teeth. Implants are able to act just like real teeth because they are surgically inserted into a patient's jawbone. This provides the jawbone stimulation necessary for good jawbone health.
How implant dentists use the jawbone
When someone chooses dental implants to improve their good oral health, it is necessary for the dentist to surgically attach the implant into the jawbone. A dental implant consists of a tiny titanium screw that the dentist will carefully and strategically insert into the jawbone. This will require a few months of healing in order for it to fully fuse to the patient’s jawbone. Because sufficient jawbone is essential to dental implant success, those who are missing one or more of their teeth need to have the procedure performed as soon as possible. The longer someone waits, the more jawbone loss they will experience due to their missing tooth.
About jawbone loss
When someone loses one of their teeth, there is no longer a natural tooth root there to attach to and stimulate the jawbone. Since the jawbone in this area is no longer being stimulated, it will lead to atrophy in (or loss of) the jawbone. If it has been determined that someone does not have sufficient jawbone in order to support a dental implant, it may be possible for them to have a bone graft performed.
About bone grafting
A dental bone grafting procedure is an option for most and can be performed by an implant dentist. This additional bone placement adds more bone to the jawbone so that a dental implant can properly fuse to the jawbone as it should. The bone used for the grafting procedure can be taken from another part of the jaw or another part of the patient’s body.
Are dental implants the right choice for you?
Ready to choose an implant dentist so you can get the dental implants you need for good oral health? If you are missing one or more of your teeth, then you need to choose a tooth replacement option as soon as absolutely possible. If you do not, then your oral health will continue to decline. If you have recently lost one of your teeth, then it is likely that you will have enough jawbone to support a dental implant. If it has been a while since you have lost one or more of your teeth, then making an appointment to find out whether or not you have sufficient jawbone is going to be your first step.
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