Replacing lost teeth can have exciting benefits for patients who have recently suffered losses, and those who have neglected their incomplete smile. If you are looking to address a recent issue with a missing tooth, you can have a dental implant-supported restoration placed to address the matter before you start to experience complications. If you have left the matter of tooth loss unresolved, your Sheridan, WY dentist’s office can provide prosthetic work as part of a larger overall plan to fully rehabilitate your smile. In addition to making your smile more attractive, implant-held restorations help you bite and chew with more comfort, which can help you avoid other complications related to tooth loss.
Prosthetic Dental Work Does More Than Just Improve The Way You Look
A dental implant can give a restoration the degree of support needed to make your prosthetic useful to you when you bite and chew. Improving your dental function can have many benefits that you should be aware of – you can reduce wear and tear on remaining teeth, and you can lower the risk for your flawed bite leading to problems with TMJ dysfunction.
Having Your Dental Implants Placed
Before your implant can be placed, your dentist has some important evaluative work to do. The condition of your jawbone matters for the placement process – if your jawbone has deteriorated over time (a natural consequence of tooth loss), then preliminary work can be needed. This can consist of a jawbone graft, to improve the health of your bone. Your dentist may need to do other dental work, like address ongoing issues with gum disease, before progressing to planning your implant placement.
Doing Additional Work To Improve Your Oral Health
If you have spent an extended amount of time simply accepting tooth loss as part of your life, you may have put more strain on your remaining teeth than you realize. When you lack a full set of teeth to use when biting and chewing, the responsibilities of those that remain can increase. You may want to have these teeth examined – if any are in poor condition, dental crowns can be helpful. Crowns can make it easier to bite and chew with vulnerable or damaged teeth, so you can practice these functions with even more comfort.
Talk To Grinnell Street Dental About Restoring Your Incomplete Smile
Talk to Grinnell Street Dental about using dental implants to restore your smile! When you address tooth loss, and rely on the impressive support made possible with your implants, you can enjoy a better smile, and better oral health support. Our practice is ready to help you deal with the matter of your missing tooth (or missing teeth), and we can take on other oral health issues that might affect you. If you would like to learn more about Grinnell Street Dental, or schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, contact our Sheridan, WY, dental office today at (307) 672-7567.