Arguably the most problematic effect of tooth loss in its earlier stages for many people is the noticeable gap in your grin. What’s more, as the process continues, you will begin to experience much worse results, including structural and functional difficulties that will make everyday activities such as biting, chewing, and even enunciation more problematic. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX oral surgeon will first take a look at the necessity of having one or more compromised structures replaced, and how this can be accomplished in virtually any step of the process.
When a Tooth is Extracted
As you may know, there are a number of circumstances that can cause you to lose one or more of your teeth or have them extracted. These typically involve infection in the gums and surrounding tissues, decay that has made its way within a tooth and infected the dental pulp and nerves, and even from physical accidents such as having a structure knocked-out. The common denominator in most of these cases, however, happen to be harmful oral bacteria that have been allowed to thrive and destroy aspects of your oral health. When a structure becomes compromised beyond repair, there comes a point where more damage than good will occur by leaving it intact and allowing it to fall out naturally on its own. In cases such as these, your dentist will recommend extraction.
Bear in mind that your troubles do not stop there, however, as bigger concerns that threaten your very function and oral structure will arise, causing difficulty when performing everyday tasks. When this occurs, a dental implant restoration will be deemed necessary to combat these effects.
Bridging a Gap
In an ideal world, no structural loss would occur and you would be able to enjoy a perfect grin for life. Unfortunately, that is far from the case. In fact, once a tooth has become lost to decay or infection, the chances of losing even more adjacent structures increases dramatically. At this point, you will be left with an extensive gap and even more difficulties than before. Fortunately, an implant-retained dental bridge can be used to do just that – bridge the gap between your teeth and ultimately restore your smile. For more information, contact our team today.
Fully Restoring Your Function
Just as one or even a few missing teeth can be taken care of, so can all of them! Utilizing advanced methods such as All-on-4, we can create a custom partial or full denture to not only restore your ability to bite and chew properly, but to benefit your jaw bone so as to avoid deterioration.
Contact Our Team
For more information about the versatility of dental implants, contact The Dental Implant Place in Fort Worth, TX by calling 817-560-0414 today for your free consultation.