How Dental Implants Protect Against Jawbone Deterioration

You can face immediate consequences from losing a tooth. In addition to losing confidence in your appearance, you can struggle to adjust to both eating and speaking with a gap in place of your lost tooth. What you should know is that in addition to causing immediate problems, tooth loss can cause issues that reveal themselves over time. These issues include jawbone deterioration, a problem that occurs when the roots of teeth are no longer present to stimulate the surrounding jawbone tissues. With the placement of dental implants to replace lost teeth, it is possible to create that stimulation once again and avoid this problem. Our Rowlett, TX dentist’s office can plan your implant placement using advanced digital technology that helps us determine the right location and angle for the post.

Tooth Loss Can Cause More Problems Than You Realize

Tooth loss is certainly more than just a cosmetic issue. Over time, the teeth next to a gap can lose support, leading to their movement and even a greater risk for their loss. The troubles you experience with biting and chewing can lead to concerns about TMJ disorder, which makes you more likely to begin grinding your teeth. You also need to worry about jawbone deterioration, a problem that robs you of jaw support and causes people to develop a less attractive “sunken” look.

Arranging The Placement Of An Implant (Or Multiple Implants)

Depending on the number of teeth being replaced, we can make plans to affix a single dental implant, or several implants. The digital technology in our office lets us find just the right location and angle for an implant. The proper placement will be important for ensuring that replacement teeth stay secure and provide an ideal amount of support when you bite and chew. After you heal from implant placement, we can make plans to set a permanent prosthetic appliance. In addition to placing a single dental crown, we can place a larger dental bridge to closer a larger gap.

Other Benefits To Implant-Held Restorations

Dental implants help you in many ways. Their ability to prevent jawbone deterioration is important. They also help by making it easier for you to bite and chew, which lowers your risk for TMJ problems and bruxism over time. They help by giving you restorations that are stable enough to absorb bite pressure, and they also provide additional support for teeth at either side of your gap, so they can contribute to your bite without shifting or moving.

Talk To Your Rowlett, TX Dentist About Implant Dentistry

Our Rowlett, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help patients who have lost teeth and want to address all of the problems that tooth loss can cause. To find out more about us, call Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX at 972-475-2321.