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Fixed Prosthodontics and Bone Health

Dental implants are a powerful tool for preserving jaw bone density and maintaining oral health. Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots made of titanium that your dentist will surgically place into your jawbone. They act as a foundation for fixed prosthodontics, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. Unlike traditional dentures that sit on top of your gums, implants fuse with your jawbone, providing a strong and stable base for replacement teeth.

When you lose a tooth, it affects more than just your smile. The gap left behind can lead to serious issues with your jawbone and overall oral health. Therefore, it is vital to seek treatment options from your dentist. 

Fixed Prosthodontics and Bone Health

Why Jaw Bone Density Matters

Your jawbone is critical for supporting your teeth. When a tooth is lost, the bone in that area no longer receives the stimulation it needs from chewing and biting. Without this stimulation, the bone begins to deteriorate. This is bone resorption. Over time, this can lead to a weaker jaw, changes in facial structure, and difficulties with remaining teeth. It is possible to lose even more teeth as well as 

How Dental Implants Preserve Bone Density

Dental implants help preserve jaw bone density by mimicking the natural roots of teeth. Just like natural tooth roots, dental implants stimulate the jaw bone when you chew or bite. This stimulation signals the body to continue sending nutrients to the bone, keeping it strong and healthy. By providing a replacement for the missing tooth root, implants also prevent the bone from shrinking. This helps maintain the structure and integrity of your jaw over time.

Fixed prosthodontics, such as crowns and bridges, are attached to dental implants. This stable connection allows for normal chewing and biting forces. It further stimulates the jaw bone and prevents bone loss.

Benefits of Dental Implants for Bone Health

Dental implants offer several benefits that go beyond just filling a gap in your smile. With dental implants, you can maintain your facial structure. Preserving the density of your jawbone with implants keeps more of your natural face. Otherwise, you may experience premature aging. Dental implants can prevent the sunken appearance that often accompanies tooth loss and bone resorption.

With a lost tooth, the surrounding teeth may shift into an empty space. This can lead to misalignment and other dental issues. Implants keep your teeth in their proper positions. 

Fixed prosthodontics supported by implants allow you to chew and speak more effectively compared to removable dentures. This can improve your overall quality of life. Many patients have difficulties with removable dentures. For example, removable dentures may slip or move when speaking or eating. However, dental implants are permanent fixtures, meaning they will stay in place.  Additionally, dental implants are a long-term solution. With proper care, they can last for many years, making them a cost-effective choice for tooth replacement.