What Benefits Do Dental Implants Offer?
Missing teeth pose a big problem for many people. Up until a few decades ago, we replaced missing teeth with either a dental bridge or a partial denture. While these two options filled the gap left behind by a missing tooth, neither one of them could stop the physical repercussions of a missing tooth.
Bone Loss, Called Resorption
The teeth and jawbone have a mutually beneficial relationship. The jawbone secures the root of the tooth in place while the tooth’s root stimulates bone stability.
When you lose a tooth, the bone that once held it in place begins to dissolve, recede, or resorb. Essentially, it is no longer needed to secure the tooth, ...