Tooth loss can be accompanied by some unexpected surprises when it comes to your oral health. Some of those issues revolve around the effect even a single missing tooth can have on the way you bite and chew. The adjustments you have to make can be irritating, and the larger effect can cause you to suffer chronic issues with your temporomandibular joints (TMJs). In addition to concerns of TMJ dysfunction, you can also experience deterioration in your jawbone. This occurs because tooth loss leads to a loss of stimulation from roots of teeth, which in turn leads to a loss of adequate nutrients. Responding to tooth loss with a dental implant can help you avoid these issues, and regain a healthier, better looking smile.
Receiving A Dental Implant
In order to receive your dental implant, you will have to undergo oral surgery – the implant, which acts like a prosthetic tooth root, must be placed into your jawbone. Before this takes place, a consultation with your dentist can help to determine if you are a viable candidate for that procedure, or if prerequisite steps need to be taken to prepare you. After it takes place, will need to wait for healing to take place before moving forward with having a restoration placed on the implant.
Regaining A Healthy, Complete Smile
After your implant is placed, and your restoration is permanently affixed to it, you can enjoy a smile that is complete once again. In addition to having a life-like dental prosthetic covering the previous gap in your smile, you will enjoy better overall jaw support, as you can bite and chew like normal. With the presence of the implant, you can also avoid the frustrating matter of jawbone deterioration.
Jaw Problems After Tooth Loss? Talk To Your Dentist About Dental Implants!
Seeking a dental implant – or multiple implants, to replace multiple teeth – can help you regain your complete smile, and protect you against oral health concerns tooth loss can create. The staff at Pacific Hills Dental are dedicated to making sure you enjoy the best, healthiest possible smile. To set up an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call our Omaha, NE, dental office today at (402)330-2243. We are proud to treat patients in Omaha, NE, and all surrounding areas, including Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, and Millard.