Losing one or more natural teeth has a greater impact on the jawbone than many people realize. It can be hard enough to accept that gap in your smile, but there is more to worry about than appearance. A dental implant from Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ can remedy several problems.
For starters, losing a tooth can make it harder to eat. Even worse, the bone in the area of the missing tooth and root begins to atrophy. Left alone, there can be a twenty-five percent loss of bone mass within a year of tooth loss.
The reason this happens is that the jawbone is stimulated through the tooth root by the action of chewing. When the root is gone that stimulation ceases, and so the bone begins to reabsorb into the body.
Dental implants address this because they are embedded into the jaw, and act the same way tooth roots do. A dental bridge or denture cannot act this way because they are not physically attached to the body.
Teeth supported by implants also function like natural teeth, and are so strong you can eat the things you have always loved.
At Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ we provide single-tooth dental implants and implant dentures. Patients throughout Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West have benefitted from our implants. They appreciate our all-inclusive pricing, lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and in-office discount plan. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!