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Addressing Tooth Loss And Bite Discomfort

After losing just one tooth, you can experience frustrating cosmetic issues and difficulties with your oral health. In the course of your day, you can find it harder to show off a confident smile, and you can also struggle with eating certain foods, as a gap between teeth can make it more difficult for you to bite and chew in a way that feels natural. Our Katy, TX dentist’s office can recommend a solution that provides you with better functional support and restores confidence in your smile! With your dental implant-held restoration, you can smile, bite, chew, and speak with more comfort.

Tooth Loss Can Force You To Change How You Bite And Chew Food

All it takes is the loss of a single tooth to cause a meaningful change in your oral health and appearance. The prominence of the gap when you smile and speak can impact how worried you are about the way you look. However, even a loss that is harder for others to notice can be difficult for you to ignore when you are trying to bite and chew. A change in these motions can put more stress on your jaw, leading to pain, and it can also mean certain teeth are enduring more wear and tear than they should. Until something is done about your compromised bite, it can leave you at elevated risk for problems!

How Implant Dentistry Gives You Back Your Complete Smile

If a prosthetic appliance is stable enough, and the material it is made from is strong enough, it can help you regain a more natural bite function. Fortunately, you can enjoy these benefits from a dental implant-held prosthetic! The treatment to restore your complete smile will start with the placement of the dental implant itself. The procedure will see it take up the space where your lost tooth’s roots previously resided. After you go through the appropriate recovery period, you will return to our office to have a lifelike crown set in place to act as your permanent prosthetic!

We Can Help Patients Return To A Natural And Comfortable Bite Movement

If you have grown too used to an awkward and uneven bite movement, we can work with you to make corrections. Tekscan pressure mapping technology can give us important feedback about the way you apply and release force when you bite. From that information, we can work out a plan to correct these motions and help you enjoy life with a more natural and comfortable jaw movement!

Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Restoring Your Full Smile And Bite Function

Better dental function and oral health—and a more confident smile—can be made available to you when you have work done to replace a missing tooth! To find out more about how we can address the problem of tooth loss and help you feel better about how you look, please contact Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX today at 832-437-3849!