This post from Roy Dental Care in Roy UT focuses on missing teeth, bone health, and the miracle of dental implants.
Our teeth have many essential functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to loosen. This, in turn, causes our facial muscles to sink in and collapse.
Bone is not a solid mass. Below its seemingly hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes, kind of like a sponge. In the interior bone tissue, the bone is continuously regenerating itself in a process called bone metabolism.
In the jaw bone, the movement of the teeth stimulates regeneration. When a tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.
People with missing teeth not only have an unsightly gap in their smile, they begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging.
Dental Implants Can Prevent Bone Recession
Modern dentistry to the rescue! Dental implant technology provides a tooth restoration solution that retains healthy bone metabolism while providing near-normal tooth function.
Dental implants have been hailed as one of the greatest advances in dentistry, and they’re available at Roy Dental Care in Roy UT. Other services include a full range of general dentistry procedures. Schedule your next checkup with us today.
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