People who are missing teeth may smile less and even change the way they speak in order to cover up absences. For many, this will be enough to justify taking action through the placement of a dental prosthetic; however, tooth loss doesn’t only affect your smile. You can also struggle to bite and chew comfortably. Over time, you may experience problems with your jaw. Your compromised bite could lead to TMJ issues, which can hurt your quality of life. You can also begin to lose mass in your jawbone. To improve your smile, and protect your jaw, your dentist can talk to you about dental implants.
Using Implants Will Allow You To Stop Jawbone Resorption
Jawbone resorption refers to a loss of mass in your jawbone, a problem that will develop if you leave tooth loss unaddressed. Because the roots of your teeth are necessary for keeping your jaw stimulated and for ensuring proper blood flow, their absence means your oral health will suffer. Dental implants offer you a chance to fix this because they can actually stimulate your jawbone to return proper blood flow.
Other Benefits To Implant-Supported Dental Prosthetics
Implant-supported prosthetics are stable enough to be used for biting and chewing. The presence of implants can actually stop future movement of remaining teeth as they will occupy space near neighboring roots and keep them from shifting.
Talk To DaVinci Dentistry About How Dental Implants Can Benefit You
At DaVinci Dentistry, you can look forward to excellent prosthetic support when you have implants put in place. In addition to restoring your smile, you can return to a more natural dental function and improve your overall quality of life. To schedule an appointment for yourself or for a family member to visit our board-certified prosthodontist, call our Southlake, TX dental office today at (817) 251-9333 or request an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you!