Many individuals assume that tooth loss in an unavoidable effect of aging; however, there are a number of sometimes preventable factors that can increase your risk for losing one or more teeth.
Some of the leading causes of tooth loss include severe tooth decay, advanced periodontal disease, poor oral hygiene habits, and direct trauma. Other individuals may experience tooth loss due large or faulty dental restorations. Additional risk factors for tooth loss include smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet, and certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing once per day, and undergoing routine oral examinations and cleanings are among the best ways to prevent tooth loss. Make sure you are taking the steps necessary to protect your teeth and jaws by contacting the Center for Oral & Facial Surgery at (619) 312-4417. You can also schedule a consultation with our San Diego oral surgeons by visiting our website.
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The health of the jawbone and the teeth are closely intertwined with one another. The teeth help to preserve the density and resilience of the jaw by encouraging an ample blood supply and promoting bone strength through regular chewing movements. The teeth also provide a vital structural aspect to the jaw and help to define its shape. When teeth are lost, these structural and supportive factors are greatly reduced and jawbone loss can result.
After losing a great number of teeth, many men and women turn to dentures as a solution. While dentures may restore the aesthetics of teeth and some of their functionality, they do not help to preserve the structure of the jaw as the natural teeth once did. Over time, the jawbone loses its density and progressively breaks down.
Dental implants, on the other hand, help to prevent jawbone loss by mimicking the teeth’s natural roots. The titanium posts that act as stable roots for each implant are able to fuse with the jawbone and help to preserve the face’s natural structure. To learn more about how dental implants may benefit you, consult one of the board-certified surgeons at the Center for Oral & Facial Surgery of San Diego, CA. Call us today at (619) 312-4417 to schedule an appointment.
Botox is an injectable medication used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When administered by experienced healthcare professionals, Botox can be an effective and simple way to restore an energetic, youthful appearance to the face.
This video provides a great example of how Botox can work against crow’s feet, or the wrinkles around the eyes that develop with age. Watch to see this treatment in action and the final results.
Are you interested in learning more about the rejuvenating capabilities of Botox treatment? Contact the Center for Oral & Facial Surgery today at (619) 312-4417 to set up a consultation with one of our experienced healthcare professionals. We are dedicated to providing only the highest quality of medical care to patients in the San Diego community.
Many people turn to full and partial dentures to replace teeth that have been lost due to trauma or disease. However, this temporary treatment can lead to jawbone loss and interfere with your facial symmetry.
This video examines the risks of jawbone loss associated with dentures. The roots of your natural teeth stimulate your jawbone and prevent bone loss. When teeth are lost or extracted, the empty socket will eventually allow the jawbone to be resorbed into the body. Dental implants are a better alternative to dentures, as an implant’s titanium root stimulates the jawbone in much the same way as a natural tooth root. Watch this video to learn more.
For more information on the benefits of dental implants over traditional dentures, call the San Diego oral surgeons with the Center for Oral & Facial Surgery at (619) 312-4417 today!