Why preserving tooth structure important
Posted on 4/24/2023 by Dr. VanBrunt
|A healthy human tooth withstands pressures and should perform well for a long time. Repairs and procedures will keep the tooth healthy, and this will maintain the original structure of the tooth. You need to keep the structure of the tooth strong, and this will help in maintaining proper oral health.
Gums have a major role in the structure of the tooth, they house the teeth and protect the tooth roots and any other tooth that can break through. When you have a healthy mouth, it means that you need to take care of the gums to ensure that the gums are strong and can hold teeth in place. The gums are attacked by gum disease, and this will disrupt the tooth structure.
Healthy Bone levels
When you preserve natural tooth structure for a long then this will help the jaw to be healthy and have a healthy bone mass. Natural teeth are held in place by the upper and lower jawbones, and they work hand in hand with the alveolar bone. The alveolar bone is where the roots of the teeth are planted, and this keeps the teeth stable. If you do not use dental implants to replace a missing tooth, then the overall position of the mouth will change and some of the remaining teeth will shift. If you have healthy bone levels, then you will reduce the risk of periodontal gum disease.
Speak and chew faster
If you have a healthy natural tooth structure you will be able to speak and chew foods faster, You, therefore, need to maintain a healthy tooth structure to make chewing and speaking easy. Our dental team will guide you on ways of taking care of the tooth structure and show you its importance.