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Grow Bone Health with Dental Implants in Mission, TX

Mission, TX's top dentist, Dr. Jo-ann Collantes during a dental exam.

Spring is a time of growth. Take advantage of the season to grow back bone you lost from missing teeth! Tooth loss often leads to lower bone density, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. With bone grafting and dental implants in Mission, TX, at Clover Hills Dentistry, you can reverse bone loss and improve your overall oral health. Learn how below. 

Why Does Tooth Loss Spell Bone Loss?

Movement builds your muscles, but it also builds your bones. Impact and motion tell your bone tissue to get stronger. Without any stimulation, bones tend to get weaker; after all, they’re being told they don’t need to do anything. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) phrases it simply: “As with muscle, it is ‘use it or lose it’ with bone as well.” 

This applies to any bone in your body, including your jaw. That’s why when you lose teeth, you tend to lose density in your jawbone. Without the stimulation from chewing and biting, the bone can deteriorate, causing a sunken appearance and potential problems with neighboring teeth. 

What Are Bone Grafting and Dental Implants?

For bone grafting, Dr. Jo-ann Collantes takes bone from one area of your body, like the chin or hip, and transplants it in your jawbone where you have missing teeth. Once you have a stronger jaw from grafting, Dr. Collantes places artificial tooth roots in the bone to support a replacement tooth or bridge. These implants are typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that fuses with the jawbone to create a strong and stable foundation for the replacement tooth. 

Grafting and Implants Stimulate Bone Growth

Bone grafting doesn’t just replace lost bone but also helps stimulate the growth of new bone in the jaw. Dental implants continue this process. Your body recognizes the bone graft and dental implant as a natural part of your body and begins to regenerate new bone cells in the area. Think of grafting and implants as a sort of wake-up call for your bones. 

These Procedures Prevent More Bone Loss

More than just stimulating bone growth, bone grafting and dental implants can prevent further bone loss in the jaw. This is because you’re able to chew and bite normally again. Thanks to that, your jawbone gets some exercise, igniting the signal to continue growing bone after the procedure. This is crucial for maintaining the structure and appearance of your face, as well as for the health of neighboring teeth.

Strong Bones Mean Strong Oral Health 

On top of restoring your ability to chew and heading off premature aging, getting dental implants in Mission, TX, at our office sets you up for other health benefits. You’ll reduce your risk of:

  • Additional tooth loss
  • Infections 
  • Gum disease 
  • Bone fractures
  • Misaligned teeth 

Spring Renewal: Get Grafting and Dental Implants in Mission, TX

At Clover Hills Dentistry, you have the opportunity for new growth this spring. With our bone grafting and dental implants, you won’t just regain bone density; you’ll regain your peace of mind. By stimulating bone growth and providing a strong foundation for replacement teeth, these procedures can help you enjoy a healthy, functional smile once again. Contact our restorative dentists today for a consultation to get started.

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