Posted By Dr. Jamil Alkhoury
ooth loss can rob you of the joy of smiling due to leaving unsightly gaps in your mouth. Missing teeth can also impact your diet, speech, and oral health, making it difficult to enjoy a high quality of life. Dental implants
can resolve tooth loss problems permanently to restore your smile, oral health, and way of life. You can get high-quality dental implants from your implant dentist, Dr. Jamil Alkhoury
, at Brentwood Family Dental in Brentwood, California.
The Causes and Effects of Tooth Loss
Untreated decay is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. If left unchecked, decay can kill a tooth by causing extensive damage to the pulp, nerves, and roots. If this damage can’t be repaired, your dentist has no choice but to extract the tooth to keep the infection from spreading. In like manner, tooth loss can result from irreparable tooth damage caused by trauma or gum disease.
Losing natural teeth leaves unsightly gaps in your mouth that natural teeth may try to fill by shifting out of position. Shifting teeth can alter your bite and affect how you chew. It can also make your teeth more difficult to clean, leading to decay and oral disease problems.
When teeth go missing, your jawbone can deteriorate as there’s no tooth root to stimulate bone growth. Your jawbone helps support your face and jaw. Bone loss can cause your jaw and face to sag, making you look older than your years.
Tooth loss can impact your diet by making it difficult to chew healthy foods like crunchy fruits and vegetables, nuts, etc. A restricted diet can rob you of the nutrients you need to maintain good oral health.
Before and After results of Implants
These are actual patients treated by Dr. Jamil Alkhoury - "Before" and "after" results may not occur for all patients.
The Role of Implants in Restoring Oral Health
Implants offer a solution to many, if not all, the oral problems caused by missing teeth. In addition to restoring your smile, implants can restore the function and quality of your teeth so you can enjoy a high quality of life once again. Here are a few ways implants can improve your oral health:
- Provide jawbone support – Implants are the only treatment that replaces your tooth and tooth root to stimulate bone growth supporting your face and jaw. That’s what makes them the next best thing to natural teeth.
- Preserve tooth alignment – Implants fill the gaps left by missing teeth to keep the remaining teeth from shifting out of position. This helps preserve tooth alignment and a normal bite to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on your teeth.
- Reduce the risk of decay & gum disease – Implants help restore your smile to make your teeth easier to clean. This can reduce plaque and tartar buildup, which are the primary causes of decay, oral infections, and gum disease.
- Improve chewing – Implants make it easier to chew all kinds of food, enabling you to enjoy a nutritious diet that supports tooth and gum health.
If you’re suffering from missing teeth, contact Dr. Jamil Alkhoury
from Brentwood Family Dental, Brentwood, California, at 925-344-5296 to learn more about the restorative benefits of dental implants
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Dr. Jamil Alkhoury
Dr Jamil Alkhoury believes dentists to be artists. Taking care of another person’s teeth is definitely an art in which Dr Jamil Alkhoury is an expert. Having graduated from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with a degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, he has always focused on the well-being of his patients. Brentwood family dental headed by Dr Jamil Alkhoury offers a wide range of services. He always keeps in touch with the developments in the field, to serve his purpose to the best of his abilities.