After losing a tooth, it can be hard for you to look at your smile in the mirror without fixating on the newly empty space where a tooth should be. People who experience tooth loss can become embarrassed by their appearance. Even if the gap is difficult to see because a tooth is in a less noticeable part of your smile, you can worry that people sometimes observe it while you laugh or speak. Our Katy, TX dental office has experience with treating tooth loss. By placing a dental implant-held replacement tooth, we can give you back your full, confident smile. We can also help you regain a more comfortable dental function, as your dental implant helps keep your restoration stable.
We Know How Much Frustration A Missing Tooth Can Cause
Missing teeth create cosmetic problems, as well as functional problems. Working around a gap where your tooth was lost while you bite and chew food can create more stress on your jaw and facial muscles than you might realize. Over time, this problem with your bite can leave you in pain because of TMJ disorder. Tooth loss also tends to make people self-conscious. The problem can be embarrassing, and you can worry that you appear older and less healthy because of your smile gap. You can be glad to know that a modern restoration is capable of restoring your smile, and it can have functional benefits that allow you to return to a natural bite.
We Can Restore Your Smile With A Dental Implant
Dental implants have become popular during prosthetic dental work because they help you sustain your bite, improve your smile, and even help you maintain a healthy jawbone. Dental implants are actually set directly in your jawbone, in the place where your tooth root was located. This placement is beneficial because the implant is now present to create stimulation in the bone, which helps it maintain its density. When planning your procedure, your dentist will discuss the placement of your implant with you, and its restoration with a lifelike dental crown. The prosthetic crown is also important in this arrangement – it can effectively imitate a natural tooth, and dependably absorb the pressure you exert when you bite down.
Making Sure Your Bite Function Is Fully Restored After Tooth Loss
After a period with an incomplete smile, you may have developed an issue with your bite function that should be resolved. If it is not addressed, you can create pressure on your jaw joints and muscles, and overuse your remaining teeth. Through bite equilibration, we can work with you on retraining your bite in order to protect you from further issues with TMJ disorder, and to protect teeth from excess wear and tear.
Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Restoring Your Smile With An Implant-Held Restoration!
Lathrop Dental Center is proud to offer patients who have lost teeth the chance to regain a full, confident smile! To find out how dental implants can help you, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.