There are several oral health issues that can deprive someone of confidence in their smile. With that said, few of these problems can feel as pronounced or embarrassing as a problem with tooth loss. If just one tooth is missing, it can throw off your bite function as well as your appearance, leaving you unhappy with your quality of life. Fortunately, this can be a fixable issue, as there are options for smile care that provide permanent prosthetic replacements. Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is here to help you, as we can discuss the benefits of different prosthetic treatments. One of those treatments will call for the placement of a restoration on a dental implant that is permanently set in place to hold a prosthetic.
Are You Tired Of Living With An Incomplete Smile?
Life without a full set of teeth can quickly grow tiring. After all, you have to work around that embarrassing gap whenever you bite and chew food. These adjustments can hurt your over time, as they can lead to mounting stress on your jaw joints and muscles. They can also lead to you unintentionally overusing remaining teeth, which can make them more vulnerable to problems in the future. Of course, you have to deal with these issues on top of feeling embarrassment for your appearance. Unfortunately, one missing tooth can lead to more, as teeth surrounding your gap go without important support.
Making Plans To Receive An Implant-Held Restoration
Through implant dentistry, we have the means to permanently support a dental prosthetic without modifying neighboring teeth. What this means for you is that you can take care of an embarrassing issue with tooth loss and count on functional support in addition to improving your appearance. An implant is set in the jawbone, at the same area where your teeth roots were housed. Once in place, you will need to give yourself time to heal and adjust to having it in position. During your recovery period, the bone will actually fuse to it to provide long-term support. After this is done, you can come to our practice to have your permanent prosthetic put in place!
Discussing Your Other Treatment Options To Replace Missing Teeth
For patients who are interested in a permanent prosthetic but are uncomfortable with oral surgery, or not good candidates for it, we can recommend dental bridges. A bridge is held in position thanks to a pair of dental crowns at either side that are affixed to neighboring teeth. This can improve your smile and also restore your dental function!
Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Implant Dentistry And Restoring Your Smile
With the right approach to your smile care, our practice can give you back your confidence in your appearance and dental health! If you would like to find out more, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.