Tooth loss can create problems in your daily life that feel frustrating, and inescapable. For individuals dealing with noticeable smile gaps, the problem can make them feel embarrassed, and appear older and less healthy. Losing a tooth in a less noticeable area can keep you from feeling self-conscious about your smile, but it can still complicate your ability to bite, chew, and speak. At our Prairie Village, KS dental practice, we understand that missing teeth are a big problem, and we offer modern solutions. Custom dental bridges and dentures can make your smile whole again, and renew your confidence in your appearance. Thanks to dental bridges and dental implant-held prosthetic appliances, it is possible to secure a restoration so that your biting and chewing can be improved!
Tooth Loss Can Hurt More Than Just The Way Your Smile Looks
If your smile has changed because of tooth loss, you can be understandably distraught over how this oral health problem is impacting your life. With that said, it can be a mistake to dwell solely on the cosmetic impact of missing teeth, as the problem also impacts your oral health. A single lost tooth can make you more likely to experience additional losses. You can also find that working around that gap interferes with your biting and chewing habits. Uncorrected problems with your jaw function can lead to TMJ dysfunction, and you can overuse certain teeth, and put them at risk for oral health troubles.
Selecting The Right Prosthetic For Your Needs
The right restoration can give you back your complete smile. For isolated issues with tooth loss, dental bridges and implant-held dental crowns, can close that solitary gap, restore your bite function, and let you feel comfortable with your dental health and appearance. A larger bridge can address the loss of several adjacent teeth, and partial or full dentures can be designed to address more serious tooth loss. The restoration you receive will be custom-made to have the appropriate look, and fit, that you require.
Should You Consider Having Your Restoration Supported With A Dental Implant?
A single dental implant can hold a single replacement tooth, while multiple crowns can help support larger restorations like bridges, or dentures. What would you gain by having a dental implant put in place to hold your prosthetic? These supportive posts can make biting and chewing easier by holding a restoration firmly in position, and by supporting neighboring teeth by giving their roots added stability. They also stimulate your jawbone, which can protect you against deterioration of your bone mass.
Talk To Dr. Browne About Replacing Missing Teeth With A Lifelike Restoration!
At our Prairie Village, KS dental practice, Dr. Browne is ready to work with patients who have experienced tooth loss. You can learn about your different treatment options, and plan a procedure to give you back your full smile! To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.