Losing one or more of your teeth takes a toll on your life in a number of ways. First, it can be embarrassing to talk or smile when you’ve lost a tooth. Missing a tooth may affect your speech since we rely on our teeth to help us form words. Eating and chewing the nutritious foods that you would normally enjoy becomes challenging and more of a task, and so your health may be affected. The good news is that dentistry offers many great options for replacing missing teeth, and the number one options is dental implants. Here’s some more information about how dental implants in Wylie, TX can change your life.
Missing Teeth Also Affect Your Oral Health
Besides the blow to your self-confidence, did you know that missing a tooth could also affect your oral health? Without a replacement for your missing tooth your remaining teeth will gradually begin to shift into the open space. This can cause bite misalignment, which contributes to joint disorders such as TMJ. Bite misalignment also puts your healthy teeth at risk for fractures and other damage.
Missing a tooth affects your health below the gum line as well. Did you know that your roots also have an important job? Besides supporting your teeth, your roots also stimulate your jawbone to continually develop new tissue and remain healthy. Without your roots, your jawbone will deteriorate, or resorb over time. This puts you at risk for periodontal disease and tooth loss.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Because a dental implant replaces your tooth and your root, it protects the integrity of your remaining healthy teeth and your jawbone. Your new root is made of titanium, which integrates naturally with your jawbone and creates a stable foundation for your new tooth.
After the appropriate healing period, your new root is ready to support your new tooth, or crown. A porcelain crown is custom designed to match your existing teeth and complement your smile. The crown attaches to your root through an abutment. This leaves you with a new tooth that acts almost exactly like your natural tooth, except that it won’t be susceptible to tooth decay or cavities!
Dental implants are made of high quality, durable materials that with the right home care and regular dental check ups can actually last you a lifetime. Because of the many advances made with implant technology this treatment is very predictable and produces life-changing results for patients time and time again.
At Smile Studio of Wylie, Dr. Lonnie Guardiola is committed to helping patients achieve optimum oral health, whether this is through professional cleanings and preventative care, or replacing one or an entire arch of missing teeth. Working closely along side of your oral surgeon. Dr. Guardiola is your 75098 dentist who has the skills and knowledge to guide you through the dental implant process from start to finish. The result will be a smile you can be proud to share with the world once again! Contact our office to learn more about dental implants.