Cosmetic Dental Surgery for the Health of Your Jaw

Cosmetic Dental SurgeryWe perform cosmetic dental surgery on a regular basis, primarily to place dental implants. This is the best way to replace missing teeth for several reasons. Primarily, your new tooth will look amazing, feel amazing, and be incredibly secure. When you go to eat, it will remain in place. If you want to jump around, you can. An implant functions like a natural tooth, giving you the ultimate flexibility and control over your lifestyle.

Dental Implants and Your Health

For all the many benefits of dental implants, few people are aware of what they can do for the health of a patient's jaw. Every bone, muscle, and organ in the body serve a specific and unique purpose. The teeth provide a stimulus every time one eats or bites down.

When teeth fall out, that stimulus is gone and the body begins thinking that the jaw is not as useful as it once was. For that reason, the body will begin to leach or pull calcium out of the jaw and redirect it for use elsewhere. While efficient, the body is actually harming itself in this equation because by removing calcium, the jaw and remaining teeth weaken.

When we perform cosmetic dental surgery, we are taking important steps to promote jaw health after the process of resorption begins. There are ways to address the problem immediately after the tooth falls out; this can help prevent resorption. Most of the time, we are treating the problem after the fact, looking to stabilize the jaw and then strengthen it. We can strengthen the jaw by placing dental implants.

Dental implants involve a surgical procedure where we implant a minute titanium post under the gum line and secure it to the jawbone. Over a period of several months, the bone will grow around the implant through the process of osseointegration. The process makes the implant as secure as a natural tooth will be. After a new root system forms, the patient will have the stability to chew all of his or her favorite foods or even just to run around. The possibilities are endless.

The reason cosmetic dental surgery and dental implants are good for the jaw is that it forces new bone growth. The body will receive the stimulation it needs to know that the jawbone is necessary and that it requires ongoing support. In some ways, we are bringing the jawbone back to life.

Aesthetic Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Surgery and Implants

In addition to benefiting one's health, this procedure will restore a smile by replacing the missing teeth. The beauty of a full and we cannot overstate a complete smile, nor can the confidence boost it gives you. If you are wearing dentures now, your implant will look far more natural, reminiscent of regular teeth rather than a prosthetic.

To learn more, call us at (206) 292-9900 and schedule a consultation today.

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