A change in your bite function can make you more vulnerable to TMJ issues, which can lead to frequent issues with headaches, and other problems that cause you discomfort. A compromised bite can also lead to overuse for certain teeth, making them more likely to suffer their own problems in the near future. Unfortunately, even one lost tooth can make it difficult for you to maintain a proper bite. It is important to recognize that while tooth loss can be a cosmetic concern, it is also a problem for your oral health. At our Katy, TX dental practice, we can discuss restoring your smile with an implant-held prosthetic, and we can work with you to correct bite problems you may have developed since losing your tooth!
Studying Your Bite To Determine Why You Have Jaw Pain
While a missing tooth can be a big reason for your bite problems, we can use advanced technology to perform a full study to determine what might be affecting you. In addition to a missing tooth, you may already have issues with wear and tear on certain teeth, or problems with your jaw movement due to joint troubles. A study of your bite function can also be beneficial if you continue to struggle with TMJ problems after having your missing tooth restored.
Restoring Your Smile With An Implant-Held Prosthetic
With an implant-held dental prosthetic in place, you can go back to a more natural and even bite! This is because your implant effectively gives you lasting support for your restoration, ensuring that it can remain in place even as you use it to bite and chew. The implant also provides better jaw health in the long term because it can protect you against jawbone deterioration. After an initial study of your jaw and oral health, your dentist can work with you to plan the restoration of your full smile. You can be happy to know that the prosthetic you have secured to your implant can be impressively lifelike, so you can regain confidence in the way you look.
We Are Ready To Help You Fully Restore Your Smile
One unresolved issue with your smile can eventually lead to several problems, and big concerns over your overall oral health. Our practice is ready to help you fully work through your issues, and regain your best smile. That can mean taking on problems with tooth loss and your bite function, addressing cosmetic and oral health issues affecting teeth, and working to straighten and restore teeth that look unattractive. In other words, we are prepared to work with you all the way through a full smile restoration!
Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Your Jaw Pain, And Tooth Loss
At Lathrop Dental Center, we are prepared to take on problems with your bite function, and the causes of your bite troubles! If you are ready to schedule an appointment, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.