Strong jawbones merit strong teeth. However, occasional accidents do happen. If you should suffer an oral accident and lose any of your valuable permanent teeth, there is still hope for a full smile. Tooth replacement treatments such as dental implants can bring back your full smile and can even help to strengthen your jawbone.
Dental implants are connected directly to your jawbone for a strong hold that can last a lifetime. When connected to your jawbone, a process called Osseointegration will occur. This process strengthens the hold between the bone and the implant over time, making them both stronger and more durable for your smile. Unlike dentures, which run the risk of falling out or being unable to chew through tough foods such as steak, dental implants will not fall out and have no food restrictions.
Dental implants do however need a strong jaw for placement. If your jawbone is not strong enough, alternative treatments such as dental bridges can be used instead. Bridges are alternative tooth replacement fixtures in your mouth that are extremely effective and can bring joy and full functionality back to your smile. Another option is to use bone grafting treatments to build a stronger jaw and make implants a feasible choice.
Always make time in your life to visit your dentist at Milla Openko, DMD with dental implants, and if necessary, to book an appointment with Dr. Milla Openko for a detailed exam of your oral health. You can reach our dentist office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by calling us at 412.885.5590 . Our dentists look forward to crafting you the smile of your dreams!