Ever think about your jaw bone health? If not, maybe you should. At Hales Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera Park, we know that in order to remain healthy and strong, your jaw bone must be continually stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure that extends into the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates blood flow in the bone surrounding the root.
In some cases, tooth extraction is the only possible procedure if you have tooth damage that is beyond repair. Our team of skillful dental artisans, however, make every effort to retain the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the former root structure begins to recede.
Fortunately, tooth implants provide a new, artificial root, which helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant is a tough titanium post which replaces the natural root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.
After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and integrated with the implant, a post is inserted into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.
To learn more about dental implants and whether they may be a viable option for you, please call our Hales Hales Parker Dentistry office today, to learn more about the world-class treatment we provide as a premier dentist in Ladera Ranch and the surrounding areas.