Restorative treatments take on potentially serious issues that interfere with your health and dental function. At our Katy, TX dental office, we can address different concerns that can arise. You can come to us with concerns about cavities and problems with physical damage and receive important treatment. We can also help when you need to do something about teeth that need to be extracted or are already missing. Implant dentistry makes it possible to permanently hold restorations in place without having to modify neighboring teeth. In addition to supporting your dental health and appearance, implants can also help sustain your jaw health.
Addressing The Impact Of Tooth Loss On Your Life
All it takes is one lost tooth to dramatically alter your smile, bite function, and even your oral health. A missing tooth takes away important support for its neighbors, which can lead to more losses over time. Someone who is not comfortable using their natural bite any longer can wear down healthy teeth prematurely, and they can have more difficulties with uneven movement, something that can lead to TMJ disorder. Another concern is that, as time passes, you can lose support from your jawbone as it loses mass. This occurs when teeth roots are no longer present to provide stimulation for the bone.
Planning The Placement Of Dental Implants
Implant dentistry can take care of your smile and oral health by giving you a permanent replacement for a missing tooth. The post can effectively act like an artificial root for the replacement tooth that you receive. Implant placement calls for oral surgery; before that procedure occurs, we will work with you to make sure we identify the angle and location for the post. When you heal, you can return to our office to have a custom appliance placed.
While implants can help with isolated tooth loss issues, they are also effective at holding larger restorations. We can help patients who need dentures, too. With multiple implants, we can make sure that your appliance remains in place, and that it provides both superior bite support and protection against the deterioration of the bone.
Addressing Tooth Loss As Part Of A Full Mouth Reconstruction
People who experience tooth loss can have other oral health issues arise over time. If you have taken a long break from dental care and require several services, we can start planning a full mouth reconstruction. Your personalized plan will help us make sure that we work through all of the issues you face so that you can fully recover from your problems.
Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Implant Dentistry
Through the work to replace missing teeth, we can help patients regain smile confidence as well as functional support. If you would like to find out more, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.