While tooth loss can be the biggest oral health problem that currently affects you, it may not be your only concern. Because an incomplete smile can affect your appearance, and your bite function, replacing what you have already lost may just be the first step in the path towards fully addressing your dental needs. Your Katy, TX dentist’s office can talk to you about a full mouth reconstruction plan. After providing proper prosthetic dental work, we can talk to you about other restorative or cosmetic dental procedures that may be called for you if you want to once again show off your best smile.
Tooth Loss Should Be Treated Like A Serious Issue
Tooth loss can create several problems that should concern you. Your ability to bite and chew can be impacted by the loss of even one tooth. If nothing is done in response to this, you can create problems with remaining teeth, increase stress on your jaw joints (which can lead to TMJ dysfunction), and even find yourself unable to enjoy certain foods! You also need to be aware that tooth loss is a problem for your jaw – without stimulation from teeth roots, you can start losing mass in the bone over time.
Undergoing Modern Prosthetic Dental Care
Modern prosthetic care can lead to functional and cosmetic improvements that truly excite you. Dental implants have made it possible to keep a replacement tooth securely in position in a way that mirrors the support natural teeth receive from their roots. When you bite and chew with an implant-held restoration, the implant can create stimulation that sends signals for nutrients to flow to the bone, preventing deterioration from occurring.
Planning Additional Treatments To Make Sure Your Smile Is Truly Healthy
While replacing a missing tooth, or missing teeth, can be a significant step in the right direction, it can be one of many needed to truly restore your oral health. You and your dentist can discuss the issues that currently affect you, and describe your options for treatment. If you spent an extended period of time with an incomplete smile, remaining teeth may have suffered excess wear and tear. Cosmetic dental work can cover up problems with the shape of teeth that occurred as a result. If the wear and tear puts a tooth’s health in question, a dental crown can be beneficial to your appearance and oral health.
Lathrop Dental Center Is Ready To Restore Your Smile!
Lathrop Dental Center is proud to provide quality dental work for patients who are interested in addressing tooth loss. Our practice can do more than just give you back your complete smile. We can also talk to you about any other oral health or cosmetic issues you have, and provide you with the necessary treatments to dramatically improve your well-being! If you wish to learn more, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.