Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) November 14, 2014
Missing teeth create many oral health issues, such as bone loss and the shrinking of facial structures. More than two-thirds of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one tooth. Dr. William Walden offers his patients in Chandler, AZ the opportunity to choose dental implants over less effective replacement options such as dentures or bridges.
People typically give the crowns of their teeth the most attention, but the roots perform critical functions, too. Not only do they anchor the teeth, they provide vital bone stimulation during the process of chewing. This stimulus maintains bone density, which is important to the health of the facial structure. When a tooth is lost, the bone beneath it begins to disintegrate. The body resorbs it as it breaks down, and this causes the face to shrink. Much of the disintegration happens within the first year of the loss of the tooth.
For a single missing tooth, a bridge is a common replacement. The adjoining healthy teeth are filed down to support a bridge, which weakens them and creates a greater likelihood of decay. Dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth, and they are typically held in place by a sticky paste, so individuals in Chandler, AZ who wear them must avoid crunchy or chewy foods that may dislodge them. Since both bridges and dentures sit on top of the gums, neither provides bone stimulation. As bone loss progresses and the face shrinks, the replacement teeth no longer fit, and this causes discomfort and mouth sores, as well as the embarrassing clicking noises that accompany eating or talking.
In Chandler, AZ, Dr. Walden often recommends replacing missing teeth with dental implants. He surgically places titanium posts, which fuse with the jawbone over the next few months as the area heals. The posts perform the function of tooth roots once the crown is attached, anchoring the tooth firmly in place and stimulating the jaw for healthy bone density. Implants serve as natural looking and fully functional teeth.
Dr. Walden’s website has more information for patients who are interested in the benefits of dental implants. To schedule an implant consultation appointment to replace missing teeth, call Dr. Walden’s office today.
About the Practice
Walden Dentistry is a general practice offering personalized care for patients in Chandler, AZ. Dr. William Walden is a graduate of the University of Colorado and UCLA, where he completed his training for oral and intravenous conscious sedation and the aesthetic course for cosmetics. He is certified by the State of Arizona to perform both oral and conscious sedation and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Arizona State Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, among others. As a Chandler, Arizona dentist, Dr. Walden continues his commitment to his clients, and helping them achieve the smile they have always dreamed of. To learn more about Walden Dentistry and the services they provide visit the website at http://www.waldendentistry.com or call (480) 376-7989.