Preventing Bone Loss With Dental Implants

Posted by ridgetopdental on December 1st, 2014

Replacement of missing teeth in traditional dentistry is focused on restoring the lost tooth with dentures and bridges to provide chewing function. This approach however did not address the bone condition and prevent future bone loss. Now dentists and patients have a better option called dental implants. According to Ridgetop Dental International dental clinic in Bangalore, dental implants allow you to do everything you want with complete self assurance. Apart from improving your overall looks, there is one more important thing that dental implants do for the patients-prevent bone loss. Read on to find out how bone loss is prevented using dental implants.

Causes of jawbone deterioration

  • Tooth Extraction: When an adult tooth is removed and not replaced, jawbone deterioration may occur.
  • Periodontal Disease: Periodontal diseases are ongoing infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. While there are many diseases which affect the tooth-supporting structures, plaque-induced inflammatory lesions make up the majority of periodontal issues.
  • Unanchored Dentures: Unanchored dentures are placed on top of the gums, and therefore do not provide any direct stimulation to the underlying alveolar bone. Over time, the lack of stimulation causes the bone to resorb and deteriorate.
  • Trauma: When a tooth is knocked out or broken to the extent that it must be removed, tooth stimulation of the bone in that area stops, which results in jaw bone loss.
  • Osteomyelitis: Osteomyelitis is a type of bacterial infection in the bone and bone marrow of the jaw. The infection leads to inflammation, which can cause a reduction of blood supply and damage to the bone.

The theory behind bone loss

The maintenance of the volume and density of facial bone is highly dependent upon teeth and the stimulating forces transmitted to the bone through functioning teeth. Every time these forces are modified, a definite change occurs in the internal architecture and external configuration. Bones need proper chewing forces to maintain their form and density. Teeth transmit compressive and tensile forces to the surrounding bone. So, when you lose a tooth, the lack of stimulation results in bone loss or "resorption".

How does dental implant help?

One of the main questions that occur to people who come to Ridgetop Dental International for dental implants in Bangalore is, ‘How do dental implants help in preventing bone loss?’ The answer for this question is simple:

  • Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone in place of missing teeth. Then prosthetic restorations, like porcelains, bridge-work, or dentures are attached to a post or abutment placed inside the implant. So when you chew, the implant acts like the root of a tooth - it transmits force to the jaw and stimulates the bone.
  • By transmitting the natural forces of chewing to the jaw, implants increase bone density

The more you learn about dental implants, the more you get to learn about their advantages. So, what are you waiting for? Contact Ridgetop Dental International Pvt Ltd to schedule an appointment with the best dental surgeons in Bangalore who will provide you with all the information you need for dental implants and will be happy to answer all the questions or concerns you may have regarding dental implants and other dental procedures.

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