When you lose a tooth, you can find that more than just your appearance is changed. A person’s natural bite movement works when pressure can be distributed evenly – if a gap is created by tooth loss, you may have to consciously change the way you bite and chew. When this happens, it can make certain foods harder to enjoy, it can lead to overuse that wears down certain teeth, and it can cause stress that leads to chronic pain or stiffness. Fortunately, it is possible to keep a dental prosthetic so secure that you feel confident you can put pressure on it when you bite down. At our Upton, MA dentist’s office, patients with one missing tooth – or multiple lost teeth – can learn about the benefits of implant dentistry.
Tooth Loss Can Create Lasting Problems With Your Bite
In addition to hurting your confidence in the way you look, tooth loss can interfere with the way you bite and chew. By doing so, it can make certain meals more difficult to enjoy, reduce the variety of foods you eat, and raise your risk for developing TMJ disorder. If you are becoming more dependent on certain teeth because you are avoiding gaps in your smile, you can put them through more wear and tear, making them more likely to have issues at a later date.
Arranging Prosthetic Treatment That Relies On Implant Support
After a review to confirm that you are a good candidate for implant placement, we can make plans to start your prosthetic treatment. Because we have a periodontist at our location, we can arrange the placement procedure on site. After you receive your implants, you will need to wait for your body to heal from the treatment process. Once you are recovered, we can put a dental crown in place to close a gap, or rely on a dental bridge or denture to address multiple missing teeth.
Implants Also Help You Avoid Jawbone Deterioration
Tooth loss robs your jawbone of important stimulation. When this occurs, it can begin to deteriorate over time, leading to problems with your appearance as well as your oral health. In addition to offering short-term benefits, implant placement and restoration provides long-term support by sustaining your jawbone. They do this by stimulating the bone when you bite and chew, which ensures the delivery of nutrients to the bone is not disrupted.
Talk To Your Upton, MA Dentist About Prosthetic Work With Dental Implants
At our dental office in Upton, MA, Dr. Goguen is prepared to help patients who have suffered tooth loss. Whether you have lost one tooth or many, we can make sure that your treatment gives you back confidence in your smile as well as your bite! To find out more, please contact Upton Dental at 508-529-4591 to schedule a visit.