Shiflett Family Dental

Can dental implants stop bone loss?

To put it simply, yes! Because dental implants are anchored to the jawbone, they provide a strong foundation for removable or fixed dentures. This supportive structure prevents bone loss and even promotes healthy bone growth in patients. 

Dental implants are a permanent, surgical solution meant to replace a patient’s missing or damaged tooth roots. You can think of the tooth’s root much like the root of a tree. As a tree’s roots extend into the earth and keep the tree secure, a tooth’s roots extend into your jawbone and hold your tooth in place. Essentially, dental implants emulate tooth roots, acting as a support system for your teeth.

Specially designed for your individual needs, dental implants are customized by our team at Shiflett Family Dental in Columbus, OH. Dental implants are an excellent restorative option for patients, especially because they do not interfere with existing teeth as tooth-supported bridges often do. In addition to being durable and long-lasting, dental implants dramatically improve overall oral health, speech, chewing, and appearance. 

Dental implants are designed to imitate the natural function and look of your teeth while preserving the bones in your mouth. If you are concerned about oral bone loss, please call Shiflett Family Dental at (614) 262-1807. With the help of our skilled and experienced dentists Dr. Justin Shiflett and Dr. Stephen Ralston, you can achieve your dream smile in a comfortable and stress-free environment. 

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