It can be hard to adjust to life with an incomplete smile. If people can spot the gap in your smile where your lost tooth should be, you can feel uneasy with your appearance, and worry that people are forming judgments about you based on the way you look. Even if the problem is not something people can easily see, your ability to bite and chew can be compromised by tooth loss. At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to help you regain a full and confident smile! With a dental implant-held restoration, we can restore your ability to bite and chew comfortably, and also help you smile with renewed confidence.
Just One Missing Tooth Can Lead To Frustrating Problems
While tooth loss can be more severe when several teeth are missing, it can be embarrassing and uncomfortable to have a single missing tooth. You may find it hard to grow accustomed to working around a gap between teeth when you bite and chew, which can lead to tension in your jaw that causes painful TMJ disorder. It can also become harder to prevent oral health problems with remaining teeth, as they have to do more work over time. Of course, if your missing tooth causes a prominent gap, it can be hard to smile or speak without revealing a space that makes you self-conscious.
Restoring Your Smile With A Single-Tooth Implant
A single tooth dental implant can provide functional and cosmetic benefits that restores your confidence and bite function after tooth loss. The implant can effectively serve as a root for your dental prosthetic, holding it securely to your jawbone. The stability provided by this post can make it easier for you to place bite pressure on the restoration without worrying about its condition. As a result, you can feel more comfortable biting and chewing. You can also be glad to have more support for neighboring teeth, which are less likely to shift or be lost when tooth loss is addressed.
Has Tooth Loss Affected Your Bite Function? We Can Help!
Have you developed a painful or awkward bite over a period of time where your smile was incomplete? If so, bite equilibration may be beneficial. After studying your current level of bite equilibrium, we can work with you on changing the way you apply force when biting and releasing bite pressure. Regaining your equilibrium can reduce stress on your joints and muscles that have caused discomfort.
Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Receiving A Dental Implant-Held Prosthetic
At Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, patients who have experienced tooth loss can be happy to learn about the benefits a single-tooth dental implant can provide. If you wish to know more, or if you are ready to make an appointment, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.