Can A Dental Implant Improve My Bite Function?

All it takes is one missing tooth to seriously impact your smile as well as your bite function. In the short term, you may feel fine adjusting the way you bite and chew food, but it can lead to long-term problems with the condition of your remaining teeth, as well as your jaw joints and muscles. With this in mind, you can see why patients who look into prosthetic dental work can be interested in a restoration that provides functional support in addition to improving their smile. Your Katy, TX dentist can speak with you about the benefits of a dental implant. With an implant to hold your prosthetic tooth, you can feel comfortable returning to a natural bite.

Why Should I Look Into Receiving A Permanent Prosthetic?

With a permanent dental prosthetic, you can return to a more natural bite function. This can make you more comfortable, and reduce your risk for TMJ disorder. It can also take pressure off of your natural teeth. That pressure, with enough time, can lead to advanced wear and tear, and make you more vulnerable to problems that might require restorative dental work.

Arranging The Placement And Restoration Of An Implant

With a dental implant in place, your dentist can set a lifelike dental crown in place without affecting your neighboring teeth. An implant is secured via its placement directly in your jawbone. At an initial appointment, your dentist can perform a careful review to determine the precise spot where the implant should be placed, and also confirm that you are a good candidate for placement. After the procedure to secure your implant, your jawbone naturally fuses to it to provide extra stability. Once you have healed appropriately, your dentist can secure a custom restoration that you can count on for cosmetic and functional support! If you have a need for a larger restoration, we can talk with you about securing a denture with dental implant support.

Tooth Loss Can Create Problems For Your Smile And Bite – We Can Help

If you have spent time without your complete smile, it can create new problems for your oral health. As part of a plan to fully restore your smile, your dentist can talk with you about correcting your bite. Through bite equilibration, we can help you return to a natural bite function that reduces stress on your jaw, and certain teeth. You can also make plans to restore any teeth that are damaged or worn with lifelike dental crowns.

Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Receiving A Dental Implant

At Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, you can make plans to restore your smile with an implant-held prosthetic. For more information, call Lathrop Dental Center today at 832-437-3849.