The more time you spend ignoring your tooth loss, the more time you spend putting up with problems that can affect your bite function, and your ability to speak. Leaving your smile incomplete can also lead to long-term consequences for your jaw health, as your jawbone can lose mass over time. At our Dallas, TX dental office, we are prepared to work with you on restoring an incomplete smile. We can make sure your missing teeth are replaced with durable, lifelike restorations. We can also help you enjoy better function by arranging the placement of a dental implant, or dental implants, to keep your prosthetic dental work stable.
Are You Tired Of Trying To Live With An Incomplete Smile?
With even one missing tooth, you can experience frustrating issues with biting and chewing, which can lead to the development of problems like jaw pain, and teeth grinding. You also have to put more wear and tear on your remaining teeth. Of course, these functional problems are not the only ones you are likely to face – you also have to worry about how a gap in your smile can make you self-conscious.
Cosmetic problems after tooth loss are an immediate effect of this problem. One long-term effect you need to worry about is jawbone resorption. Over time, you can start to lose mass in your jaw, because the roots of your now-missing teeth are no longer present to stimulate the bone. The stimulation sends signals for the delivery of important nutrients to your jaw, keeping it healthy.
Receiving A Modern Dental Prosthetic
A modern dental prosthetic supporting a dental crown can address a single missing tooth, or you can receive a dental bridge or denture to address multiple missing teeth. Careful measurements are taken to ensure that the prosthetic used to restore your smile fits properly, and looks great when you smile. The goal is to enable you to feel confident in your smile, and comfortable when you bite, chew, and speak.
How Dental Implants Fit Into Plans To Restore Your Oral Health
Dental implants act like artificial roots for your replacement teeth in terms of how they keep them secure, and how they can stimulate your jawbone. With implants, it becomes possible to avoid worries about jawbone resorption. These posts also make it easier for restorations to stay stable when you bite, chew, and speak.
Talk To Columbia Dental And Orthodontics About Restoring Your Smile After Tooth Loss
At Columbia Dental And Orthodontics, we are prepared to help you regain your smile after tooth loss! If you have questions about prosthetic work, or if you are ready to see how you can regain your complete smile, let us know! You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder by calling our Dallas, TX practice at (214) 827-8000.