When you have lost your teeth, we want to help fill these gaps and preserve your smile. We often recommend dental implants to address these gaps, as they offer a number of benefits with the health, beauty, and function of your smile. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of placing dental implants!
What Causes Tooth Loss?
Our teeth could become lost due to an injury to the smile, or as a result of untreated tooth decay and dental infection. Periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease, is typically the main cause of adult tooth loss. But once we lose our teeth, this could lead to a host of negative complications. You could have trouble eating your favorite foods, or even speaking clearly. Your smile could be vulnerable to misalignment, TMJ disorder, and bruxism (teeth grinding). You could also develop a breakdown in the jaw around the missing roots, as the body no longer supplies these areas with calcium and phosphates. As a result, further tooth loss and an aged appearance is possible. But with the placement of dental implants, we can preserve your jawbone’s integrity!
Each dental implant post inserted into your jawbone is made from titanium. This material is biocompatible and accepted by the body as natural bone structure. This allows osseointegration to occur, which bonds the new post to the jaw like natural roots. As a result, your new tooth can last for decades to come and act like a natural tooth root. Which means preventing further tooth loss and preserving your youthful facial features. But what about the part we see when we smile? What about our restorations and prosthetics?
Restoration and Prosthetic Placement
For an individual one, we will attach a new crown to the abutment and post. This is custom-made to not only look natural but endure greater bite forces and pressures too. In addition, we can custom-make bridges and dentures too, addressing more severe cases of tooth loss. With our prosthetics, you have a fixed denture that never needs to be removed for cleaning or soaking, and can last far longer than traditional removable options. Our team is ready to use advanced options to address minor or severe cases of tooth loss, and offer long lasting results.
If you have any questions about how our team treats tooth loss with dental implants, or if you would like to schedule a visit, then contact our team today.
Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Implant Dentistry
With our treatment options, we can address the gaps in your smile. For more information on replacing missing teeth, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.