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Ashley Bennett is a well-regarded, family oriented general dentist. She is trusted for compassionate care and detail oriented expertise in dentistry.
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At age 11, J.J. (Jukka) Perkiomaki left Finland to move with his family to Astoria, Oregon.
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Preventing Bone Loss with Dental Implants

Losing teeth has many downfalls. There is the obvious factor of embarrassment that many patients experience as well as the difficulty with eating your favorite foods. But one factor that many people do not consider is the risk of bone loss, which can have many detrimental effects not only on your looks, but your oral health as well. If you are missing teeth, the jawbone does not receive the stimulation it needs to continue to grow. Over time, the bone actually gets reabsorbed by the body, leaving you with that "sunken in" look that is so common for elderly people. Because bone loss knows no age boundaries, this could happen to anyone with missing teeth. At Ashley Bennett DDS and J.J. Perkiomaki DMD PC in SW Portland, we can prevent bone loss in your jawbone and restore your smile with dental implants.

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A Natural Replacement

Your jawbone needs that stimulation that your once healthy tooth roots provided. Now that those roots are gone, you need a natural replacement to keep the stimulation going or you will be at risk for that elderly person look or the need to have bone grafting to bulk the area back up. Dental implants are the most natural solution and once they are implanted, they are a permanent component of your mouth, which means the risk of bone loss disappears. The titanium screws that are implanted in your jawbone naturally fuse with the bone you have left. This means that your bone is being stimulated just like it was when you had your natural tooth's roots.

The Only Replacement

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While there are other tooth replacement options, such as dentures and bridges, they do not provide the stimulation that your bone needs to continue to grow. Over time, these tooth replacement options will allow your bone to get reabsorbed by your body, which means getting that longer look in your face, despite the fact that you have replaced the missing teeth. Dental implants are the only option that effectively replace the roots and keep the structure of your face for the rest of your life.

Preventing Bone Loss is Essential

Preventing bone loss is the only way to keep the structure of your mouth, allowing you to enjoy the rest of your senior years. Should you begin to lose bone, not only will your looks change, but so will your ability to talk, chew, and smile. For many patients, this also means a decline in their mental health as they become isolated due to the embarrassment of their mouth and/or looks. Preventing bone loss with dental implants is the only way to keep that self-esteem up, allowing you to enjoy your golden years as they were meant to be spent.

Dental implants are a two-part procedure that will take 6-8 months, but could give you many enjoyable years in your life. Your teeth are very important to you, without them you are unable to live life to the fullest. If you love the foods that you eat, the ability to smile and talk, let's talk about your need for dental implants today. Preventing bone loss should be your number one concern!

Call us today at (503) 292-8996 to schedule your implant consultation at our SW Portland dental office.

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