Missing just one tooth can lead to complex problems that affect your oral and physical health. Further bone loss is one of the most common effects of tooth loss and it can impact many aspects of your oral health and the appearance of your teeth and face.
After a tooth is lost or extracted, the bone tissue becomes inactive and can shrink within the jaw. This slowly causes changes in the appearance of your smile and the fit of the bite.
To avoid these changes, contact Elevate Dental Implant Center. Dr. Sumitra Yalamanchili and Dr. Shalini Sethi provide implant-secured dental restorations that help patients maintain their bone structure and the natural appearance of a full smile.
How Implants Fight Bone Loss
Bone loss is a common problem after tooth loss. However, it can be addressed with dental implant treatment. Dental implants replace the whole tooth, not just the crown which is visible above the gum line. During implant treatment, we implant a titanium post into the jaw where your tooth was lost.
Implants serve as a prosthetic tooth root. Because the implant replaces teeth at the root, this stimulates the regeneration of the bone tissue and helps to stabilize your restoration for a permanent solution.
If you have lost significant bone in the jaw, we can provide treatment options to restore a more stable foundation needed for placing dental implants. We offer bone grafting to add to the existing bone when there is not enough stable and healthy tissue to ensure a good result.
Sinus augmentation, also known as a sinus lift, places a bone graft in the sinus area so that the upper jaw has enough structure to support implants.
Call Our Hanover, MD Dental Office
Stop further bone loss with versatile implant treatment. Request a consultation with Dr. Sethi and Dr. Yalamanchili on our website. Call Elevate Dental Implant Center at 410-205-4997.
If you have any further questions about bone grafting, sinus augmentation, or dental implant treatment, let Dr. Sethi or Dr. Yalamanchili know at your next dental consultation. They will be happy to get you the answers you need.