The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

Jacksonville tooth implants

This message from Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville focuses on missing teeth and bone health, and how dental implants can make a difference.

Our teeth have many important functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to shrink. This, in turn, causes our facial muscles to sink in and collapse.

Bone Metabolism

We sometimes think of bone as a solid mass, unlike the softer tissues in our body. In reality, below the seemingly rock-hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes – kind of like a sponge.

In the interior bone tissue, the bone is constantly regenerating itself. This process is called “bone metabolism.” The movement of the teeth stimulate this process of rebuilding. When the tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.

People with missing teeth not only have an unattractive gap in their smile, they begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging.  It can become difficult to chew food, too, making it harder to get adequate nutrition.

Dental Implants Can Prevent Bone Recession

Modern dentistry to the rescue! Dental implant technology provides a tooth restoration solution that maintains healthy bone metabolism while providing near-normal tooth function.

One dental implant can support an artificial tooth. Several, usually four, can support a full dental arch.

Even if you have lost jaw bone mass, bone grafting can promote new bone growth, enough for an implant.

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville dental implants are among our general and cosmetic dentistry services. We offer extended evening and Saturday hours to fit your busy schedule. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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Jacksonville Wants Silver Screen Smiles

Jacksonville Wants Silver Screen Smiles

With the constant media coverage of celebrities, many Jacksonville dental patients are interested in having a smile like the stars. With cosmetic dentistry from Freedom Village Dental, anyone can have a smile they want to show off.

Many smile makeovers include teeth whitening. There are a variety of ways this can be done. Most Jacksonville, Half Moon, and Pumpkin Center drugstores sell over-the-counter whitening strips and gels. Your Jacksonville dentist can recommend an effective one, or he or she may offer in-office bleaching. This is a quick way to see whiter teeth in less than an hour.

For missing teeth, most Jacksonville cosmetic dentists will recommend a dental implant. Because a dental implant is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels just like a natural tooth. A dental implant prevents jawbone recession and the shifting of adjacent teeth.

Veneers are especially popular in the Jacksonville area. They cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for Jacksonville patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide.

At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 


4 Smile Boosters

Pumpkin Center cosmetic dental and tooth implants

In this blog post from Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we would like to highlight four ways you can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry.

1. Porcelain veneers are quick and non-invasive. Veneers consist of ultra-thin porcelain shells that are affixed to the front of your teeth, and cover a variety of flaws.

2. Dental Implants are another common procedure that many Jacksonville residents seek. A dental implant is secured into the jawbone to replace the roots of a lost tooth. The beautiful crown is attached to the implant post. Along with improving appearance and restoring tooth function, the dental implant does double-duty by helping to keep bone support.

3. Dental Bonding can be done with various materials such as porcelain and composite resins. With recent advances in cosmetic dental care, these materials can more precisely replicate natural tooth structure and natural appearance. This procedure is commonly used to repair chipped or cracked teeth.

4. Periodontal Plastic Surgery is an extraordinary solution for gum recession and cosmetic irregularities. You can remove a “gummy smile” or remedy an uneven gumline.

I hope this post has helped you to get better acquainted with some highly effective cosmetic dentistry treatments. A combination of procedures can be used to give Jacksonville dental patients a complete smile redesign.

To schedule an appointment at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, just pick up the phone.

Contact Freedom Village Dental:

910-716-0101

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

571 Yopp Rd Ste 308
Jacksonville, North Carolina
28540

 

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