How Dental Implants Can Prevent Receding Gums, Tooth and Bone Loss

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Gum disease, cavities, and poor oral health are some of the most common reasons that nearly a quarter of Americans lose their teeth by age 65. At the first sign of tooth decay, speak with your dentist as missing teeth can cause permanent oral health issues. Luckily, dental implants can prevent many of the issues caused by a missing tooth, like receding gums and further tooth and bone loss. Here’s why dental implants are your best option:

Dangers of Tooth Loss:
A missing tooth is a welcome repository for disease. It can be difficult to keep the area clean, meaning plaque and bacteria buildup will eventually begin to infect the gum and even the bone. Other teeth will begin shifting to fill in the empty space, resulting in crooked and loose teeth. Left untreated, other teeth may fall victim until most of one’s teeth have fallen out.  

Dental Implants:
Designed to replace lost teeth, dental implants are surgically inserted into the bone. This artificial tooth does not negatively affect other teeth, the gums, or the jawbone like other procedures can; instead, dental implants reinforce the natural structure of the mouth and help preserve oral health.

Benefits:
Dental implants are one of the best methods of tooth restoration because they look natural, restore chewing ability, and improve facial tissues.  They are also more comfortable and require less maintenance than other tooth restoration options, such as dentures. These secure, durable replacements can typically last a lifetime if given the routine oral care that real teeth require.

For more information on repairing your smile, contact Oak Creek Dental Care in Columbus, Ohio. We offer cosmetic, preventative, and family dentistry in order to offer you the oral health care that you need. For more information on our services or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (614) 882-5525. 

 

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