While tooth loss can be a frustrating and embarrassing problem, modern prosthetic treatment can give you back your confidence in your smile. At our Katy, TX dental office, we can restore your smile by replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant-held restoration. An implant effectively takes up the role of a tooth root in its support of a lifelike dental crown. Because of this added support, you can have an easier time biting and chewing, while also feeling more comfortable when you speak and laugh. Dental implants also help you by creating stimulation in your jawbone that keeps the bone healthy. It should be noted that implants are capable of holding larger restorations in addition to single-tooth restorations.
Implant Support Allows You To Keep A Restoration Permanently In Place
With the right support, a replacement tooth can offer important functional benefits for a patient, in addition to providing them with their desired smile improvement. Having a dental implant to secure a prosthetic tooth can make it easier for you to bite and chew food, so your diet choices and bite function are not compromised. Your implant even provides added stability for neighboring roots, so the teeth next to your restoration are less likely to shift over time.
Discussing Restorative Dental Work After Tooth Loss
At our practice, we are prepared to help you regain your full smile if you have suffered from tooth loss. Before moving forward with treatment, we can carefully check for any oral health issues that need to be addressed before you can have your restoration put in place. Once your evaluation is completed, and plans are made to put your implant in place, you can move forward with regaining your full smile! There is a necessary delay between the placement of your implant, and the securing of your restoration, as your jaw requires a healing period before work can be completed.
Making Prosthetic Dental Work Part Of A Full Mouth Reconstruction
A person who has an untreated issue with tooth loss for an extended period of time can develop additional concerns with their oral health. Problems with your biting and chewing can create stress on your jaw, leading to TMJ dysfunction; your compromised bite can also put excess wear and tear on certain teeth, creating problems for them. If you have more issues to address than tooth loss, we can make restoring your full smile one part of a full mouth reconstruction. Through this process, your dentist can make sure that all of the obstacles between you and your best, healthiest smile are cleared so that you regain your oral health and appearance.
Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Receiving A Dental Implant
At Lathrop Dental Center, we are prepared to help individuals who have experienced tooth loss, and want to enjoy the cosmetic and functional benefits of implant-held restorations! To find out more, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.