While nobody prefers to lose a tooth in their adulthood, sometimes it is a necessary process in order to keep your oral health in tip-top condition. While many individuals may think their problems stop there, others run into even bigger concerns and complications. In fact, structural as well as functional issues begin to arise, making the need for a dental implant more prevalent. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX Oral Surgeon discusses the need for a complete grin and how a dental implant can restore much of your function.
Functional Complications Arise
When it comes to your smile, the most important thing overall is your oral health. This means that it takes precedence over your appearance if need be. For example, a tooth that has been declared completely compromised can cause the infection to spread to surrounding healthier teeth. To best preserve your oral health, the one diseased structure may need to be removed early to promote the health of the remaining ones. In other words, extraction may be the only option.
Even though your concern appears to be over with the removal of a trouble tooth, you are still at risk of developing other concerns. For example, your overall function depends largely on the presence of all of your natural components. This includes a full smile to help perform routine tasks such as biting, chewing, eating, and speaking. You see, a structure is composed of both the crown and the root. The root acts as an anchor secured within the jawbone, thus allowing your crown to properly absorb the pressure of your bite without falter. If as little as one tooth is out of place, your function can become impacted. Reach out to our office to learn more about this process.
To help restore function as well as strength, a dental implant and restoration can be used to fill the open gap. Made from a highly lifelike dental porcelain, an implant can be custom-designed to match your exact shape, texture, and even hue of your smile. What’s more, the biocompatible post does more than the average denture, as it recreates the anchor-like bond between the jaw and a root in order to restore the ability to absorb bite pressure properly. In other words, your jaw structure will be able to continue function and your bite can revert back to an even distribution of pressure.
Understanding the Process
We often hear patient stories of fear and anxiety when receiving their implant, and oftentimes it arises from being left in the dark. Before we schedule your treatment, our team takes the time to thoroughly explain your procedure, including taking highly precise measurements and creating a detailed placement plan. We will walk through the entire process and ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the methods and treatment so that you feel as comfortable as possible with the process.
Learn More Today
To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Brown, contact The Dental Implant Place in Fort Worth, TX at 817-560-0414 today.