What kind of difference can the support of a dental implant, or dental implants, make for a person looking to restore their incomplete smile? If you have lost even one tooth, you can suffer cosmetic as well as functional difficulties. It may be harder to comfortably bite, chew, and speak. Over time, you can experience pain from TMJ dysfunction, and even lose mass in your jawbone. Your Prairie Village, KS dentist can talk to you about the benefits of having implant-supported prosthetic work. With this advanced support, your restoration can be counted on more readily when you bite and chew food, and it can remain more comfortable throughout the day. Implants also offer the ability to prevent jawbone resorption, the deterioration of bone mass that unsupported restorations can fail to address.
With Implant Support, Your Prosthetic Can Offer Functional And Cosmetic Benefits
A supported dental prosthetic can be more reliable when you bite and chew, which can mean the return of certain foods to your diet. Because implants can support larger restorations, including dentures, the improvement to a person’s dental function can be significant. You can also protect yourself against a loss of jawbone density, and even reduce stress on your jaw joints caused by compromised dental function.
What Kind Of Issues Can I Face If I Choose Not To Address Tooth Loss?
Without the appropriate prosthetic dental work, your oral health can experience worrying setbacks. You can actually have a greater risk of losing teeth after your initial tooth loss. You can feel reluctant to smile when you have gaps because of tooth loss, and you can find yourself stuck with a less nutritious diet, as certain foods can be difficult to eat. One problem you might not be aware of is jawbone resorption – because your jawbone’s health is sustained by the stimulation from your teeth roots, tooth loss can lead to a deterioration of the bone.
Talk To Dr. Browne About Supporting Your Prosthetic With A Dental Implant
If you want to learn more about how the appropriate prosthetic dental work can improve your smile, and your oral health, talk to Robert M Browne, DDS! With a dental implant-supported restoration, you can enjoy better dental function, and a boost to your confidence. To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.