Dental Implants Bryan TX dentist Dr. Chuck Majors wants to share an easy way to increase bone density for those that have lost a tooth or teeth.
Although bone loss is physically not painful, complications can arise when patients are looking to fill the space or spaces in the mouth. When a tooth or teeth have either been lost or removed, the patient’s risk of losing bone mass and density in that specific area is unfortunately quite high. However, Dr. Major has a life- changing solution that he wants to share with patients that not only fill the spaces naturally, but help to increase the density in the jaw and remaining teeth over time.
Our solution? Dental implants. Before we get into why this is the best possible solution compared to other tooth loss replacements, let us tell you how the loss of bone in the mouth can affect a patient severely.
To paint a vivid picture for you, we have different levels of bone in the jaw area. First is the alveolar bone in which the teeth rest and remain sturdy in. This bone is placed atop of the basal bone that makes us our lower and upper jawbones. Now, when a patient experiences tooth loss, as you can guess, the alveolar bone is affected and lost gradually which can complicate the patient’s remaining teeth and lower surface of jawbone mass.
Any damage to the basal bone will directly result in physical and facial deformation in a patient’s outside appearance and can require a bone graft procedure to rebuild the area. During a bone graft procedure, Dr. Majors replaces the fractured and damaged bone with new and healthy osseous tissue in order to reconstruct the region physically and initiate the natural integration. The result of this process allows the patient’s new bone to function just as well, if not better than their original jawbone.
However, if the patient has only lost the tooth or teeth recently, chances are that they have only lost the alveolar bone and may not require this bone graft procedure. What a lot of patients do not realize, is that dental implants can actually be used to restore the alveolar bone naturally. Although they function as an amazing tooth replacement, they can even help to recreate this bone and allow the patient to heal their own jawbone. Considering the alveolar bone is only there to hold teeth into place, the artificial teeth allow the growth of the bone to progress throughout the jaw and function again.
For those that are not aware of dental implant properties, through a process called osseointegration the dental implants are able to function and perform just as well as patients’ natural teeth. During this process the titanium screws, that are gently embedded into the patient’s jawbone, naturally integrate into the oral cavity. When the process is complete, Dr. Majors attaches the abutment to the implants that connects the screws with the tooth- colored crowns. Generally, depending on how many dental implants are needed, this life- changing process can last from 6-8 months.
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Dental implants can create unfathomable possibilities for those that have been missing a tooth or teeth for years. These are not only the best tooth loss solution in the industry that works to restore oral and dental health over time, but can even reinvent the function and presence of the alveolar bone. Call us today to schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Majors at (979) 341-9477.