The Importance Of Your Tooth Roots

tooth-rootsImplants are the most realistic way to replace a tooth. They lend the same stability that a natural tooth has. The reason for that is because the implant post acts as the root of your tooth. The root of your tooth is important for more reasons than stability. Your roots are important to the strength and health of your jawbone.

What Happens When You Lose a Tooth

When you lose a tooth, you lose the whole tooth, the crown and the root. The crown is the part of the tooth that we see above the gumline; the part of the tooth that you brush. The root is what holds your tooth in place in your jawbone, under the gum. The role of your root isn’t only to stabilize your tooth. The existence of the root makes sure that your tooth and jawbone get the proper nourishment. Therefore, when the root is gone, your jawbone in the area of that missing tooth, will begin to die. When your jawbone begins to become weak, nearby teeth are at risk.

Why Your Root is Important

In the middle of your tooth is the pulp, the only part of your tooth that is alive. The pulp of your tooth consists of blood vessels, arteries, and nerves, and needs blood to stay alive. When you bite down or chew, this pressure generates a flow of blood and nutrients to the pulp of your tooth and the surrounding jawbone. These nutrients and blood flow keep your jawbone strong and healthy and able to support your teeth. Without the root, there will be no stimulation. Without this stimulation, your jawbone will weaken and other teeth may become lose and fall out.


An implant is the closest thing to a real tooth because the small titanium post acts as the root of your tooth. Therefore, the nutrients keep flowing to your jawbone so it can remain healthy and strong.

Call Just Wright Dental Surgery Center in Waxahachie, TX, Today!

At Just Wright Dental Surgery Center, our priority is ensuring that every visit is a comfortable and friendly experience, and that all of our patients understand every stage of their diagnosis, planning, and treatment. With extensive experience in placing, restoring, and maintaining dental implants, Dr. Wright and our team can walk you through every stage of the dental implant process. We also specialize in helping patients with medical considerations that can affect their oral and overall health, such as cancer, chemotherapy and radiation treatment, and recovery from drug addiction. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Justin Wright and our team by calling our dental implant office in Waxahachie, TX, today at (903) 225-2221.