Your smile serves many more purposes than just looking pretty. In fact, your teeth and other oral structures work together to function and perform correctly, while also ensure your grin’s structural integrity. This means that when a person loses one or more teeth, it is not only their smile’s appearance that suffers but functionality and structure as well. Without seeking treatment in a timely manner as well, this can lead to the subsequent loss of even more teeth. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX oral surgeon discusses the need for restorative dentistry and the way that implant-retained bridges can restore your smile’s bite.
Losing Multiple Teeth
If you asked an adult nowadays, the notion of tooth loss is not necessarily in their immediate list of concerns. Indeed, losing one or more teeth is often associated with a child losing his or her baby teeth, or an elderly adult facing the usual effects of age. The unfortunate truth of the matter is, however, that structural loss can occur at a much higher rate than you might expect.
Indeed, a person can lose structure to the effects of age, severe infection and decay, poor preventive care, and even from physical accidents or injuries. The factor to note, however, is that failing to seek treatment will only exacerbate the situation.
Additionally, once you lose a structure to disease or infection, your chances of more adjacent teeth falling out increase exponentially. In the event this occurs, your best bet is to seek care immediately. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, contact our office today.
How it Benefits Function
When facing the loss of multiple adjacent structures, your oral surgeon may recommend the benefits of an implant-retained bridge. Indeed, this prosthetic consists of two or more custom-created dental crowns that are bonded together. Traditionally, these restorations were secured by bonding them to the teeth present in your grin. Now thanks to advances in dental technology, your custom bridge restoration can be implant-retained.
Dental implants consist of biocompatible posts that are placed strategically in the jawbone and essentially allow your restorations to click into place. These implants function as artificial roots, allowing your smile to absorb the pressure of your bite and function as normal. For more information about this process, reach out to our team today.
In addition to the functional benefits of implant bridges, our in-house lab and technology make it possible to provide solutions with a lifelike finish. Indeed, we utilize material that closely mimics your natural teeth, so you do not have to worry about a noticeable discrepancy in your grin.
Schedule Your Consultation
To learn more about the benefits of implant restorations, contact The Dental Implant Place in Fort Worth, TX by calling 817-560-0414 to schedule your initial consultation today.