In this post from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN, we consider jaw bone health.
To remain strong the jaw bone needs to be consistently stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure the extends into the surrounding bone. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates blood flow in the bone surrounding the root.
In some cases, though, tooth extraction is the only possible treatment. We make every effort to retain the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the root structure begins to recede.
Fortunately, dental implants provide a solution. Implants are an artificial root that helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. Usually made from titanium, the implant eventually fuses with the surrounding bone.
After the healing, a piece called an abutment is placed on top of the implant. An replacement tooth is attached to the abutment. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.
Dental implants look and function like natural teeth, and are available at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN. We have placed them in patients from Champlin, Plymouth MN, and Osseo, and they are among our restorative dentistry options. Call to schedule an appointment today!
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