Hello, friends of William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry! In today’s post, we will consider jaw bone health after a tooth extraction. To remain strong and vital, your jaw bone needs to be continuously 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 dental procedure for individuals with tooth damage beyond repair. However, our team will make every effort to preserve the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the former root structure begins to recede, which can result in further tooth loss.
Fortunately, tooth implants provide a new and artificial root which can help to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. Dental implants in San Antonio are 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 meshed with the implant, a post is inserted into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the post. Dental implants in San Antonio are a safe and effective restoration treatment for tooth loss.
For more specifics about dental implants in San Antonio, call Dr. William J. Stewart DDS at 210-493-3040. The patient-centered and detail oriented team at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provides world-class dental treatment for patients in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. We also offer a variety of dental treatments such as emergency dental care, clear braces, and root canals.
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