Failing To Address Tooth Loss Can Lead To Real Problems

It only takes one cavity to send you to your Katy, TX dentist’s office for restorative dental care. Losing a single tooth can cause enough trouble to have a negative impact on your smile, your dental function, and your oral health. Over time, one absence can lead to the loss of more teeth, which can create more functional, cosmetic, and dental concerns. Fortunately, a dental prosthetic can help you address these concerns, while you enjoy the restoration of your complete smile. With dental implants, you can make sure an attractive replacement tooth is firmly set in place. Patients with implant-supported prosthetic work can feel more comfortable smiling, biting, chewing, and speaking. Implants also help you avoid jawbone resorption, a problem that occurs in patients with tooth loss.

How Tooth Loss Can Continue To Cause Problems For Your Smile

One issue with a missing tooth is that you can leave its neighbors lacking their normal support. In addition to the tooth’s crown (the portion above the gum line) providing support, the root also helps avoid any shifting of neighboring roots. This movement can create issues, and may lead to the loss of those teeth. Tooth loss can also lead to a deterioration of your jawbone, as one function of a tooth root is to stimulate the bone, which helps with the delivery of nutrients.

Talk To Your Dentist About Using Dental Implants To Support Your Prosthetic

Your dentist can help you restore your smile by providing you an implant-supported prosthetic. Using a life-like replacement tooth held by an artificial root will have functional benefits, as well as cosmetic advantages. You can feel comfortable when you bite and chew, and feel eager to show off your smile again. For serious tooth loss, implant-supported dentures are also available.

Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Restoring Your Incomplete Smile

At Lathrop Dental Center, you can receive valuable support as you seek to restore your incomplete smile. Our practice is ready to help you replace missing teeth with the support of dental implants, which offer a great overall patient experience. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly serve people in Katy, TX, as well as Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all other nearby communities.