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Missing Teeth? You Might Be Losing Bone

November 13, 2013
Posted By: Dr. Kevin Burgdorf
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By: Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS

Did you know that when you lose teeth, you may begin losing bone? Because your teeth act as anchors, tooth loss means that part of that anchor system is gone. If you lose bone, it can complicate your dental heath by causing your teeth to tip, tilt, or shift. Bone loss may also jeopardize your remaining teeth by destabilizing their foundation.\

A potential solution for bone loss in the mouth

A possible solution is to get dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are tooth replacement devices made of a biocompatible metal such as titanium. They consist of the root like implant itself and the functional, aesthetic crown on top. Dental implants are both attractive and functional for chewing and speaking. Dental implant crowns are custom made to match the rest of your teeth so that your smile looks natural.

Dr. Kevin Burgdorf is trained and has reliable experience in the placement and restoration of dental implants.  Over the years, dental implants have become increasingly popular because they not only treat the embarrassment a missing tooth can cause, but also provide benefits for the preservation of your bone and help to keep your other teeth from shifting.

Because of the physical nature of dental implants, they are the tooth replacement option that most closely mimics your natural teeth. They provide a stable chewing surface and are easier to keep clean than dental bridges or other tooth replacement options.

While not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants because of bone loss or other dental issues, huge advancements have been made in helping people become eligible through bone grafting and other specialty procedures.

Give Our Bridgeton Office A Call For Info On Dental Implants

To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, call and make an appointment with Dr. Kevin Burgdorf. His skills and expertise can help you determine a course of action to replace your missing teeth and restore your dental health and beauty.


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