As exciting as it can be to have attractive, dependable prosthetic dental work replace your incomplete smile, people sometimes hesitate before scheduling treatment. If you are trying to put off this work until a time that feels “more convenient,” if you worry the process will be too involved, or if you are hesitating for any other reason, you can face frustrating consequences. Several problems can greet you when you first lose a tooth, or several teeth. Over time, new issues can arise, including the loss of mass in your jawbone – this is a problem that can interfere with the placement of dental implants, and prolong your time with an incomplete smile.
1. You May Be Creating New Problems Due To A Compromised Bite Function
If you are currently trying to work around the gap, or gaps, in your incomplete smile, you could be putting serious strain on your jaw. As time passes, that strain can lead to TMJ dysfunction, which can leave you feeling persistent discomfort. You can also wear down your remaining teeth.
2. Putting Off Prosthetic Work Now May Make That Work More Complicated Later
If you want to protect yourself from losing mass in your jawbone, you should look into prosthetic work featuring dental implants. Implants stimulate your jawbone, which will send a signal that results in a delivery of nutrients. Prosthetic work that does not feature an implant, or implants, will not help in this regard. If you want dental implants, waiting on treatment can mean spending more time with no correction for your jawbone deterioration. If too much time has passed, and you have lost too much mass, a bone graft may be needed before you can receive dental implants.
3. You Have To Spend More Time Without Your Improved Smile!
There is certainly nothing wrong with feeling excited for how much your prosthetic work can improve your smile! The sooner you schedule an appointment to talk about restoring your smile, the sooner you can start showing off the results of your work. Modern dental restorations can offer durability while still looking like your natural teeth, so you can feel confident in your appearance.
Lathrop Dental Center Is Ready To Provide Expert Prosthetic Dental Work!
Lathrop Dental Center is prepared to help patients regain a complete smile, and improve their dental function! Our practice is proud to offer quality care during restorative, cosmetic, and preventive oral health treatments. We can help you keep your teeth in top shape, or we can help you work through the issues that have disrupted your appearance, your health, and your quality of life. If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss treatment, or to find out more about a specific procedure, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.