By letting your smile remain incomplete, you put yourself at risk for oral health issues and remain affected by a conspicuous cosmetic problem. What you should know is that a custom dental restoration can deliver many benefits, particularly when you have it secured with a dental implant. Our Katy, TX dental office can work with you on replacing your lost tooth with a prosthetic that is permanently secured to your jawbone. After completing this work, you can feel better about how you look when you smile, and you can experience fewer problems applying bite pressure in an even and natural manner. We should note that we have experience helping patients not just with tooth loss but with other problems that can stem from leaving this matter unaddressed.
What Should I Do About A Lost Tooth?
The sooner you take action to have a lost tooth replaced, the sooner you can avoid difficulties associated with having an incomplete smile. Teeth that surround a gap are actually more vulnerable to being lost themselves, as the loss of stability from a neighboring tooth can lead to issues over time. You can also experience problems with jawbone deterioration after tooth loss, as you are no longer able to stimulate the bone with the roots of missing teeth. A compromised bite can lead to a degree of instability in your jaw movements that puts excess pressure on certain teeth and raises your risk for TMJ disorder! Fortunately, you can return to a more natural bite function, protect remaining teeth, and even preserve jaw density through implant dentistry.
Implant Dentistry Can Offer Long-Term Support After Tooth Loss
A dental implant is set directly in the jawbone. Its placement location and angle will be determined during a preliminary review. It is important that the right position be determined to give you the right support for your health and appearance. After yours is secured, we will give you time to heal so that you are ready to have a custom restoration stay secure. When in position, your prosthetic will help you bite and chew, regain confidence in your smile, and generally improve your well-being!
Continuing Care After Prosthetic Treatment Is Performed
Whether you need additional oral health care after prosthetic treatment or need to make sure your restored smile stays healthy, we can help! A full mouth reconstruction plan can make it easier for you to plan and undergo multiple services when needed. You can count on us for general support whenever you come in for routine dental exams and cleanings, which create opportunities for us to evaluate you for signs of problems with your implant as part of a larger overall review.
Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Implant Dentistry
Implant dentistry makes it possible for patients to regain attractive smiles, confident dental function, and better overall oral health. For more information on how we can support you, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX today at 832-437-3849!