Preserving Your Bone Tissue with Dental Implants

Did you know that when an oral surgeon in San Diego places a dental implant, it effectively preserves and even enhances bone growth? In fact, dental implants are so highly recommended because they allow patients to retain healthy bone tissue.

As your oral surgeon will advise you, tooth loss causes your jawbone to naturally deteriorate. If you are missing more than one tooth, bone deterioration occurs in many empty spaces. When the jawbone is not needed to support teeth and their roots, it simply slowly disappears. The bone tissue weakens, sometimes irreparably. Dental implants are the only way you can preserve your existing healthy bone. A dental implant fuses with the bone itself, promoting additional growth and maintaining its health. Dental implants do require sufficient healthy bone tissue in order to work as permanent tooth restorations. However, if you do not have enough jawbone left for your oral surgeon to place a dental implant, he or she can create a bone graft. By using bone tissue from another part of your body or a donor, a dentist can create a solid and firm base for your dental implants. Ask your surgeon if bone grafting and dental implants are right for you.

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