Every tooth in your mouth is essential to performing simple tasks throughout the day, like biting and chewing. When even one tooth is missing, you may need to limit your diet because some foods are now too difficult to chew. You may also find it challenging to pronounce certain sounds; however, the biggest change you deal with is low self-esteem. It is easy to feel insecure about the empty space. You do not need to live with these changes. Dental Center of Midlothian has the solutions you need to rebuild your smile. We can give you the next best thing to your real tooth with a dental implant.
Although a single missing tooth may not seem too concerning at first, there are serious complications brewing beneath the surface of your gum tissue. When the entire structure of the tooth is lost, your jawbone is no longer stimulated. It will slowly deteriorate, causing your remaining natural teeth to lose support.
Over time, your teeth will drift toward the open space, creating alignment concerns that increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Eventually, they will loosen and may even fall out. The more teeth you lose, the more your oral health and functions are compromised.
You can save your smile and preserve your quality of life using a tooth replacement option that best meets your needs.
Replacing both the root and the crown allows a dental implant to provide exceptional benefits when compared to a fixed bridge, such as:
If you are ready to bring new life to your smile by replacing your missing tooth, we can help. We perform a comprehensive consultation to help you make the best decision for your smile. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.