When you lose teeth, your smile suffers, and simple tasks like biting, chewing, and even speaking can become more difficult. Few oral health problems are as intrusive, or as hard to ignore, as tooth loss. While you may be eager to do something about the matter, you may be unclear on what to expect from modern prosthetic dental care. Your Katy, TX dentist can help you regain your confidence in your appearance, while also improving your dental function, with a dental implant-supported restoration. Dental implants can keep a prosthetic stable, and make biting and chewing easier, while also improving your smile.
1. You Can Improve The Way You Look When You Smile
When you replace lost teeth with modern restorations, you can be amazed at how easy it is for your prosthetic to fit in with your smile. An implant can be used to hold a single replacement tooth that blends in with its surroundings, while multiple implants can hold a lifelike denture in place.
2. You Can Address Problems With Dental Function Created By Tooth Loss
Working around a smile gap created by tooth loss can intrude on your typical biting and chewing habits. If you have lost several teeth, you may be stuck with a limited diet, simply because certain favorite foods are difficult to enjoy. Implants keep restorations secure by acting as artificial teeth roots. Because of the added stability provided in this arrangement, you can bite down and chew with renewed confidence. Implants also help because they keep neighboring teeth roots in place, meaning there is less concern about your natural teeth becoming loose, or being lost.
3. You Can Preserve The Health And Look Of Your Smile In The Long Term
Dental implants can hold your prosthetic work in place, and make your smile complete once again. Immediately after receiving your replacement tooth (or replacement teeth), you can experience a surge in confidence. Implant-based restorative work can have benefits that extend to the long term as well. Implants serve an important function for your jaw health. When you lose teeth, the roots that once stimulated your jawbone are no longer present, and because of this, your jawbone can start to lose its mass. With implants in place to recreate that stimulation, nutrients are once again consistently delivered to the bone, which can protect your against a loss of density that can make your face appear sunken and older.
Lathrop Dental Center Can Help You Make Improvements By Addressing Tooth Loss
If you have lost teeth, and you want to once again show off a complete smile, talk to Lathrop Dental Center about prosthetic work held in place with dental implant support. Our practice proudly serves the Katy, TX community, and neighboring areas. If you would like to schedule your appointment, you can do so by by calling our office in Katy, TX today at 832-437-3849.