How Dental Implants Strengthen Your Jaw

Posted on 3/8/2021 by Andrew Horowitz, DMD, MD, FACS
How Dental Implants Strengthen Your JawIf you are missing a tooth, you will also notice other changes in your mouth such as the lack of strength in your jaw. Your jaw bone can weaken over time without proper support of a tooth. This can greatly restrict your options when it comes to tooth replacement. So, if you are at the initial stage of jaw bone loss, getting a dental implant can offer the support your jaw needs, and make it easier for a permanent tooth replacement. While getting dentures or a dental bridge are also viable solutions, nothing can compare with the durability and strength of an implant. Here's how this is possible.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a tiny piece of metal or titanium that is inserted into your jaw bone to help support a tooth replacement. It is a permanent procedure that provides a week jaw with the structure it needs to properly hold an artificial tooth.

How Dental Implants Save Your Jaw

Not only does the loss of tooth impact your appearance, but it also effects the functionality of your mouth, making it difficult to eat and speak properly. The process through which dental implants strengthen your jaw bone is known as osseointegration. This process includes a metal that is set in your jaw and fuses with your bone over time. Eventually, the metal implant and the bone work together to as a solid foundation to support and strengthen your jaw. Therefore, allowing your jaw to function at full strength.

If you are missing a tooth or are having problem with your jaw, call us to learn whether a dental implant is the right solution for you. Our dedicated and experience professionals at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery can evaluate your mouth and give you the best possible solution for a great smile. Call us at (914) 768-8220 to book your appointment today.
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