The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

Saratoga tooth implants

This message from Beveridge Dental in San Jose focuses on missing teeth and bone health, and how dental implants can make a difference.

Our teeth have many important functions. We need them to chew, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the surrounding bone actually begins to shrink. This, in turn, leaves a sagging appearance to the face.

Bone Metabolism

You may think of bone as a solid mass. But below the hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes – kind of like a sponge.

Bone is constantly regenerating itself in a process is called bone metabolism. Biting and chewing stimulate this process. When a tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.

Dental Implants Can Prevent Bone Recession

Dental implants can prevent this bone recession. This is because the implant is placed directly in the jaw. It stimultes the surrounding bone much like the tooth root it is replacing.

One dental implant can support one artificial tooth. Several can support a dental bridge or a full dental arch.

Even if you have lost jaw bone mass, bone grafting can promote new bone growth, enough for an implant.

People from Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Willow Glen come us at Beveridge Dental in San Jose for dental implants and other restorative dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Beveridge Dental:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3535 Ross Avenue Ste 300
San Jose, California


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