Restoring your smile by replacing a missing tooth can give you a welcome boost to your confidence. After all, you no longer have to worry about a gap in your smile affecting the way you look, or shaping how others perceive you. What you might be surprised to learn is that with a dental implant-held restoration, you can also enjoy functional benefits from your complete smile! At our Katy, TX dental office, we can discuss the placement of a replacement tooth held by an implant, which can make you more comfortable with biting and chewing. This prosthetic solution also creates beneficial stimulation in your jawbone, and offers more support to neighboring teeth!
Tooth Loss Can Create Issues For Your Dental Function
Losing teeth can have a negative effect on the way you look, particularly if the absence is in a prominent area. With that said, the loss of any tooth can make your dental function more difficult. It can be uncomfortable to bite down in an area with a gap, and changing the way you bite and chew can put stress on your jaw that can lead to TMJ dysfunction. With this in mind, the goal for restoring a person’s smile after tooth loss should focus on functional benefits, as well as cosmetic benefits.
Discussing The Placement Of A Dental Implant
At our practice, we can meet with you to examine your smile, discuss what you would like to gain from your prosthetic restoration, and determine if you are a good candidate to have a dental implant placed. Your jawbone needs to be sufficiently healthy to safely receive the implant, and a healing period will take place where the bone fuses with the post. Once the healing process is complete, we can arrange the placement of a custom dental crown in order to give you back your full smile!
Including Prosthetic Dental Work In Plans To Restore Your Smile
Many people who neglect their oral health over the years can find that they need several procedures to restore their smile. We often meet with patients who want prosthetic dental work as part of a larger plan to regain their smile’s health and appearance. During a full mouth reconstruction, we can work through all of the dental problems that currently impact you, and help you feel a renewed sense of confidence in your appearance and well-being!
Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Receiving An Implant-Held Restoration
At Lathrop Dental Center, we are prepared to restore unhealthy and incomplete smiles. If you have questions about dental implants, if you want to discuss major smile improvements, or if you are interested in any any other oral health matters, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.