While a dental implant is not the actual, visible dental prosthetic that gives you back your full smile, it can be an important part in your overall restorative dental work. An implant effectively acts like an artificial root, keeping your tooth held in place against your jawbone. How is it possible for the implant to provide so much support? After it has been placed, your jawbone will fuse with the titanium post, giving it an incredibly tight hold. Your Katy, TX dentist can talk to you about why you might want to have an implant-supported restoration, and talk to you about planning your prosthetic work.
An Implant-Held Restoration Can Improve Your Smile, And Your Dental Function
Dental implant-held restorations can provide great functional support, so you can feel free to bite and chew using your restoration. This improvement to your dental function can make you more comfortable, it can lower your risk for TMJ dysfunction, and it can help you preserve a healthy jawbone. Because your restoration is custom-made to be an ideal replacement for your lost tooth, this work can also lead to great cosmetic improvements!
Planning Restorative Work Involving Dental Implants
The first step in planning restorative work with a dental implant is to make sure you are currently a good candidate for implant placement. Problems with the health of your jawbone, and with existing troubles like tooth decay and gum disease, might stand in your way of restoring your smile. Fortunately, these problems can be managed, so that you can become a good candidate.
It is important to seek a prosthetic as soon as possible. When you lose teeth, your jawbone loses stimulation, and as a result can lose out on nutrients that keep the bone healthy. If your jaw has deteriorated too much, you can require a graft before you move forward with the placement.
Implants Are Also Effective At Holding Dentures In Place
While implants are often connected to individual restorations, it is possible for the right arrangement of implants to hold a full denture in place! You can learn how All-On-4 dental implant-held dentures can improve your appearance and quality of life. You can enjoy the benefits of being able to bite and chew with a more stable restoration, and you can appreciate never having issues with a poorly-placed denture.
Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Receiving A Dental Implant To Hold Your Restoration
Lathrop Dental Center is ready to help you restore your full smile with an implant-held restoration! Our practice is proud to make advanced dental work available to Katy, TX residents. If you have dealt with minor tooth loss, or if you have lost many teeth, we can help you enjoy restorative work that gives you back your full smile. To find out more, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.