While dental implants have a great deal of aesthetic value they can also be a key component in restoring and maintaining the health of your jawbone. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the root, which is needed to keep your jaw strong and maintain its integrity. By biting and chewing you stimulate your jawbone and ensure that it remains healthy. Without the root, your jawbone begins to deteriorate, which is also known as resorption. Some of the problems that come from lost teeth and resorption may include:
- Headaches and pain in the jaws
- An older or distorted appearance as the structure of your face and area around your lips becomes sunken
- Teeth drifting out of their original positions and causing dental damage
- A loss of the ability to eat and speak, which can become more serious as you get older and can create health issues.
If you are missing teeth and are concerned about your oral health and in particular the health of your jaw our dentists may be able to help with dental implants in Ventura, California. Call Brighton Specialty Dental Group at 805-644-5284 today to plan your visit with Dr. Homa H. Zadeh and associates.