Jawbone Loss and Deterioration
While our jawbone is responsible for supporting and keeping all of our teeth in place, our teeth provide it with the necessary stimulation needed to preserve its structure and resistance. However, both of them may be put in danger due to a variety of factors. Here at South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery, we care about your oral health, and are ready to treat any issues related to the jawbone structure.
Jawbone Loss and Deterioration Causes
One of the most prevalent causes of jawbone deterioration is periodontal disease. It is a long-term gum-related disease that eats away the natural foundation of teeth. Periodontal disease can cause gum recession, which can subsequently lead to tooth loss due to a lack of supporting structure. Edentulous areas do not stimulate the jawbone, thus making it gradually recede over time. There are also cases involving dentures and bridges. These are two types of dentures that are used to replace missing teeth. Unattached dentures are worn above the gum line but do not provide any direct stimulation to the alveolar bone underneath. This absence of stimulation also makes the bone reabsorb and degrade over time.
Exodontia is a dental surgical procedure that involves the removal of one or more teeth. The goal is to carry out the extraction with as little damage as possible. Advanced cases of cavities, decay, and periodontal disease are the most common reasons for extractions, although they can also be performed for retained teeth, supernumerary teeth, and other situational oddities.
Although the emergence of wisdom teeth is normal in patients between the ages of 17 and 25, they can cause discomfort, tight gums, inflammation, and other complications. This is usually due to a lack of space in a small jawbone, which complicates the eruption process. This can lead to wisdom teeth growing crookedly or in an inconvenient position, producing pain. In these cases, it is recommended to have wisdom teeth extracted at our office. The removal process is a safe and beneficial procedure.
Dental implants involve the use of a small pot, usually made of titanium, that is placed in the jaw so it can act as the base for a prosthetic crown to be placed. They are used when teeth are missing due to illness or trauma, and/or when a tooth must be removed (most likely owing to extensive tooth decay) and replaced. By acting as the root of a natural tooth, dental implants are an ideal solution for patients who want to avoid jawbone resorption in edentulous areas.
The innovative All-on-4® Treatment Concept requires as little as four dental implants, evenly placed throughout the upper or lower jawbone, to replace a complete arch of teeth. The implants serve as the basis for a dental bridge featuring a full set of prosthetic crowns. The use of fewer implants to replace more teeth not only makes the All-on-4 treatment cost-effective, but also represents a straightforward procedure from which patients may recover in a short period of time.
If you or someone you know is suffering from jawbone loss or deterioration, please do not hesitate to call us at San Jose - (408) 479-9449, Gilroy - (408) 479-87 today. Our team of professionals at South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery are ready to attend to your case, and we will determine the best course of action so you can recover your jawbone structure as soon as possible.
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