Dental implants have paved the way for sustainable and high-functioning solutions for tooth loss. Indeed, to be able to address both appearance and function in a seamless manner is task of great depth, and it has gone on to benefit a variety of people that had to endure the loss of one or more structures. Still, a machine can only function as well as its components, and the same can be said for implant dentistry. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX oral surgeon discusses the importance of structural support when it comes to your treatment, and how bone grafting or sinus lift can help.
The Need for Support
Whether you are aware of it or not, your ability to bite and chew comes from a series of components working together in a system. Indeed, your tooth is comprised of a crown and its root. The crown works to tear apart food items, and this is made possible by your root’s secure connection to the jawbone. Indeed, the root’s ability to function as an anchor for your structures allow your crowns to properly absorb the pressure of your bite without falter.
Taking a look more specifically at this system, we see that the jaw bone plays a major part as well. You see, the root helps stimulate the jaw and keep it strong and sturdy, while the jaw provides enough structure from which your root can secure itself. In other words, all three parts – the jaw, roots, and crowns – are necessary for effective oral function. To learn more about this process, reach out to our team today.
Waiting too Long
When a person loses a tooth due to infection or other means, there is much more than a cosmetic complication on their hands. You see, not only does a lost structure impede proper function, but it can cause gradual erosion of your jaw bone as well.
Without a root to stimulate it, the jaw bone begins to weaken and suffer from degradation. This also means that if you aim to have a missing tooth replaced with an implant, the chances of it ending successfully are dramatically lessoned. Because of this, you may require some form of structural rebuilding treatment such as bone grafting or a sinus lift.
Increases Chances of Success
We recognize that your implant’s chances of success are hindered by a partially-eroded jaw bone, and we offer bone grafting and sinus lift treatments to help you rebuild the structural support once more. The next time you visit our team, ask Dr. Brown about your treatment options.
Learn More Today
Contact The Dental Implant Place in Fort Worth, TX by calling 817-560-0414 to learn more about rebuilding your jaw structure to support your implant treatment, and schedule your free consultation with us today.