Your teeth are important to your oral health so when you lose a tooth, you increase the risk of several oral health problems and jaw bone loss. When there is no tooth structure to stimulate the jaw bone, it may begin to deteriorate. Since dental implants are fused directly into the jaw bone, they work to stimulate the jaw just like your real teeth. Click on the pictures below to see the progression of bone loss after losing a single tooth.
Implant dentistry boasts a high success rate and continues to be a viable solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants can prevent jaw bone loss because they are fused directly into the bone. They are also resistant to tooth decay and will not shift or move around like dentures, which is often uncomfortable for the wearer.
Learn more about implant dentistry procedures in Arkansas during your consultation. Contact our office to schedule a visit with Dr. Osborne, Dr. Curry, or Dr. Shelton today!