Dental Implants are the Next Best thing to Growing Your Own Teeth
One of the reasons dental implants are so successful is that it enables bone density in the implanted region to be maintained.
Natural teeth are attached into jawbones by their roots which vary in size and depth, and everyday use of teeth by physically biting into and eating food stimulates the root structure of teeth, which in turn stimulates the bone material around the root.
Missing Teeth Means Bone Density Loss
As soon as the tooth is removed the bone starts to reabsorb as there is no longer a tooth root to stimulate the area. This can lead to problems in bone density, especially over time. Dental Implants stop this problem and bone begins to regenerate.
What is a Papilla?
Another problem about having a tooth removed is that it affects the gums. There are small triangular sections of gum tissues between each tooth which are called papilla. As soon as a tooth is removed, the papilla on either side of the adjacent teeth start to flatten down as there is nothing there to support them.
Implants Support Adjacent Gum Papilla
Having an implant fitted provides the necessary support for the papilla, so that the gum tissue can grow right up to the implant crown and natural teeth. This is where choosing a skillful Huston implant dentist will make all the difference.implant into the area helps continue the stimulation of the bone in the same way a natural tooth root would, so that density remains good and the bone is not reabsorbed which also helps to stabilize adjacent teeth.
An Experienced Implant Surgeon is Important
When getting a dental implant it’s important to choose the very best surgeon. This is because correct placement of an implant can make all the difference not only to the success of the implant but also to the health of the papilla. This is because the implant must be optimally placed to ensure that the papilla will completely regenerate, as if this doesn’t happen the patient can be left with little triangular gaps between the teeth. These are not only food traps but also appear to be black in the mouth which looks unattractive.
What is a Emergence Profile?
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A skillful dental implant dentist will ensure that the implant crown is correctly shaped to support the tissues, and this is called the emergence profile.
A crown with a correct emergence profile will help to stimulate the gum tissue and papilla into growth by providing the correct amount of pressure on the gum tissues.
If the pressure is too much then there is the risk that the gum tissue may be damaged, while if it is too little then the pressure may be insufficient to stimulate the gum tissue.