One of the consequences of losing one or more natural teeth is bone recession, which means a loss of bone mass. It’s an unfortunate consequence, but also avoidable with a dental implant from Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ.
Within a year of losing a tooth, as much as twenty-five percent of the bone around the socket will have receded. Left alone, this will only get worse. In addition, neighboring teeth may shift position because of the gap from the missing tooth. This affects the bite and can make chewing food more difficult.
New Bone Mass
These consequences can be avoided with a dental implant. An implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw to support an artificial tooth. It becomes a replacement tooth root and promotes healthy bone through the stimulation of ordinary chewing.
One implant can support one artificial tooth. Several of them can support a dental bridge or a full dental arch.
Even if you have already lost bone mass from missing teeth, a procedure called bone grafting can increase it enough to accept an implant. At Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ we offer single-tooth dental implants, implant-supported dentures, and much more. We have placed them in patients from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West, who love our all-inclusive pricing, lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and in-office discount plan. Please call to schedule an appointment with us today!