A healthy jaw forms a foundation for your smile and for your oral health. The integrity of your jaw bone can be compromised through a trauma to your face and mouth, disease (including periodontal disease), and misaligned and missing teeth.
The very act of biting and chewing helps to keep your jaw bone strong. When a tooth is lost or extracted, the root that has been stimulating the bone is gone and the bone in that area begins to deteriorate. This can give your face a sunken appearance, weaken your jaw bone and impair your oral functions.
While dental implants do enhance your smile and your self-esteem, along with improving your ability to speak, bite and chew, they are also key in improving the health of your jaw bone. When you receive a dental implant, we will place a titanium post in the jaw bone, which will keep the restoration and crown stable and will also stimulate the growth and strength of the bone, giving you a healthier smile in addition to a more attractive one.
In addition to visiting our dentists you can keep your jaw and smile healthy by brushing twice a day for two minutes each time, flossing at least once a day, drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy balanced diet and seeing your dentist for your routine cleanings and exams.
If you are considering dental implants or would like more information about jaw bone health in Woodland Hills, California, we would love to see you at Brighton Periodontal & Implant Dental Group. Call 818-703-7733 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Homa H. Zadeh, Dr. Ali Zadeh, Dr. Sara Tanavoli or Dr. Karen Wager. Our dentists and team have advanced skills and access to technology designed to improve the health and appearance of your smile through non-invasive treatments such as the VISTA technique.