at Riverside Dental Group will talk about some of the problems that tooth loss can cause, and how we can fix those issues with dental implants.

Problems Created by Tooth Loss

Your jawbone and your teeth have a symbiotic relationship. The jawbone helps keep your teeth firmly in place. Teeth are rooted into the jawbone, providing signals to your body to send minerals and nutrients which keeps bone density healthy. When the minerals are sent elsewhere, the jawbone begins to deteriorate. Over the years, if you keep the spaces where teeth are missing rather than getting replacement teeth, the bones in your face can deteriorate and cause a condition called facial collapse. Your face will take on a sunken appearance when this happens, making you look older than your actual years.

A Great Solution: Dental Implants

Dental implant retained dentures are a great innovation in restorative dentistry. A biocompatible root replacement is made out of strong titanium. Surgically implanted into your jawbone tissue, the post sticks through the gum to provide a strong attachment point for a prosthetic crown that is fashioned to look just like a real tooth. Dental implants restore your smile with strength, and provide the aesthetic benefit of realistic looking teeth. Your body will see the root replacements as real tissue, and continue sending minerals and nutrients to your jawbone so you can maintain bone density and look terrific.

Dental Implants from Riverside Dentists

Adult tooth loss can take a toll on a person’s overall quality of life. Your dentists in Riverside we can discuss effective means of gum disease prevention in our 92506 dentist office to help you avoid tooth loss. We can also consult with you regarding dental implants should tooth loss occur. We offer comprehensive dental care and multi-specialty dentistry to our patients of all ages. Contact us by calling (951) 369-1001 to schedule an appointment today. We welcome patients from Riverside and all neighboring communities in Southern California.