Tooth Loss Is More Than Just A Cosmetic Issue

There are many reasons to take preventive dentistry seriously. One of those reasons is that when you maintain a good hygiene routine and schedule regular checkups, you have an easier time preserving a smile that you can show off with confidence. Tooth loss is just one of the major consequences of poor oral health, but it is one that can cause considerable concern. While people often focus on the effect that this problem will have on their smile, it also creates issues because it negatively changes your bite function, and it can also put you at risk for more losses! Through implant dentistry, our Katy, TX dentist’s office can help you address the impact of this problem on your appearance and well-being.

Tooth Loss Can Impact Your Bite Function And Oral Health

There are several problems associated with tooth loss that you should know about. Beyond hurting your appearance, this is an issue that can seriously impact your ability to bite and chew, and it can leave teeth at either side of a gap vulnerable to shifting, and even to being lost themselves. You also need to worry about jawbone resorption, a problem that occurs when teeth roots are no longer present to stimulate your jawbone and preserve tissue health.

How Implant Dentistry Benefits You

Implant dentistry provides permanent restorations, meaning you can have prosthetic appliances that remain in position through the years. This arrangement is so stable that you can trust restorations to support your bite function. The implants themselves are set directly into your jawbone only after careful planning occurs to identify just the right angle and placement for them. After this occurs, and after you heal, you will return to our office to receive your prosthetic appliance.

Using Implants To Hold Dentures In Place

Dentures make the restoration of a full row of teeth easier, as everything can be replaced by one appliance. We can actually help you enjoy a better experience with a denture, as we can secure it permanently with dental implants. Implant-held dentures protect you against jawbone resorption, they can remain secure and comfortable, and they can help you return to a more comfortable bite movement.

Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Implant Dentistry

Through implant dentistry, our practice can help patients take on the many frustrating issues that are linked to tooth loss. Whether you have one missing tooth or an entire row that will need to be replaced, we are ready to offer lasting restorative solutions. This is just one of many oral health issues that we are prepared to address. If you would like to find out how we can help you, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.