Dental Implants and Bone Loss
Do Not Delay: Dental Implants and Bone Loss
Missing one or more teeth not only interferes with the look of your smile but it impacts your daily routine and bone density in the jaw. Once you lose a tooth, the root is not able to stimulate the bone any longer and it begins to deteriorate. Fortunately, the Scottsdale dental implants by Gerald L. Kaiser D.D.S. can prevent the loss of bone mass, restore your beautiful smile, and improve your quality of life.
Once you lose a tooth, the jawbone atrophies and the bone will grow thinner and is not as strong. All other remaining teeth usually will begin to shift out of place. To make matters worse, the appearance of the face is also affected. There is a sunken appearance that many patients find upsetting.
Do Not Delay!
Keeping your natural teeth is always best, which is one of the reasons we stress dental health so much. However, that is not also possible and is not quite common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that 26% of adults over the age of 65 only have 8 or less remaining teeth. The American College of Prosthodontists also found that 30% of adults from the age of 65-74 do not have any natural teeth left. The good news is that when teeth are lost, titanium dental implants can prevent bone recession!
They do this by mimicking the functions of a tooth root. Dental implants are small, titanium screws that are implanted into the jawbone and are not visible after placement. A small metal connector piece called an abutment is screwed into the implant. Although this metal piece will stick out of the gums, it will be covered with a crown, bridge, or denture, and will not be noticeable once the process is complete. Once the dental implant is placed, it looks and acts just like a natural tooth.
Zygomatic dental implants
Zygomatic dental implants are specifically designed for use in people with low bone mass in the upper jaw. Similar to traditional dental implants, they serve as an anchor point for a dental prosthetic. However, they are implanted into the zygomatic bone instead of the jawbone. Zygomatic implants are drastically longer than traditional implants because they extend past the jawbone but still have the same structure as a traditional dental implant. Zygomatic implants are placed at an angle and are angled where they connect to the prosthetic.
The sooner you get a dental implant after losing a tooth, the better. The width of a jawbone usually decreases by 25% within the first year after losing a tooth.
If it has been a while since you lost a tooth or multiple teeth, do not worry. Our team is highly trained and skilled to help all different types of cases. The team at Total Freedom Dental Implants is here for you and will do what is best for you while holding your hand every step of the way. Zygomatic implants can be used in people who are not candidates for traditional dental implants due to severe bone loss.
Dental implants from Total Freedom Dental Implant Center in Scottsdale, AZ are an ideal solution. They prevent bone loss and restore functionality and confidence. Whether you need a single-tooth dental implant or a full mouth, we can help! People from Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Fountain Hills, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City enjoy the service they receive from Total Freedom Dental Implant Center. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!