Losing a tooth may not just be devastating to your oral health, but also confusing, especially if you’re diligent about caring for your teeth and smile. However, there are some instances of tooth loss, or a need for tooth extraction, that can’t be prevented, such as accidental trauma as the result of a dental emergency. When tooth loss occurs unexpectedly, getting answers could be the most important first step. Today, we provide some to a few of the most common questions about tooth loss and how you can successfully bounce back from it.
Why was the tooth lost?
If your tooth loss is the result of accidental trauma, then it may be no mystery why you lost the tooth. However, for many people who experience tooth loss, it’s often the result of something they didn’t expect could become that serious. For example, the majority of people who experience tooth loss do so because of the presence of severe gum disease, which affects the health and integrity of the gums and jawbone that support their teeth. The cause of your tooth loss matters greatly to your smile restoration plan, as it may require additional treatment to address and control before you can receive your dental implant restoration to replace your lost teeth.
Does it have to be replaced?
For your bite to function properly and for all of your oral structures to interact with each other optimally, your dental ridges need full rows of teeth. If you lose one, then it’s important to replace it as soon as possible to avoid further complications with your oral health, bite balance, and more. These complications can include the shifting of your remaining healthy, natural teeth out of their positions, changing their alignment and throwing your bite further off balance. Replacing lost teeth is key to preventing such occurrences and mitigating the risks to your oral health that they can pose.
Is there an optimal solution?
If you’ve experienced tooth loss, then the optimal solution for rebuilding your smile may be to replace them with a custom-designed dental implant restoration. Dental implants are small posts designed to replace your missing teeth roots, allowing them to offer your replacement tooth or teeth a more lifelike level of support when you bite and chew. Dental implant posts also help preserve the strength and integrity of your jawbone structure and reduce the risks of experiencing further tooth loss due to it losing mass and density.
Learn more about your tooth loss
Tooth loss is different for everyone, and the more you know about yours, the better prepared you can be to deal with it and fully restore your smile. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.