How Has Tooth Loss Affected Your Daily Life?

senior man shruggingLosing just one tooth can change your life in ways that are difficult to ignore…and also difficult to avoid. Tooth loss is not always an urgent cosmetic concern, as missing teeth in the back of your mouth can be harder to observe. However, it can be difficult to adjust to life with an incomplete smile when any tooth is lost, as you can have issues with the way you bite and chew food. Over time, this can affect your bite alignment and lead to problems with jaw pain that frequently affect your quality of life. Over time, the problem can affect you in a different way – without the roots of your tooth to stimulate it, your jawbone will begin to lose mass. Our West Allis, WI dentist’s office has experience restoring smiles by addressing tooth loss. We can talk with you about restoring your smile with a dental implant, which will hold the tooth in place without interfering with its neighbors or creating trouble for your bite function.

Your Incomplete Smile Can Make Basic Functions Like Eating And Speaking Difficult

Your natural, comfortable bite function can be negatively affected by the loss of a single tooth. Having one gap in your smile leads to potential issues with the way you bite or chew food. Unfortunately, when you have to work around this adjustment, you become more vulnerable to aches and pains. This also puts you in a situation where you are overly reliant on your remaining teeth, and that added work can wear them down faster. Dental implant-held restorations are stable enough to let you bite and chew with them. Because of that support, you can once again stick to a bite function that feels natural and comfortable.

It Can Be Hard To Grow Comfortable With A Visible Smile Gap

If you feel that people have any way of noticing your smile is not complete, it can seriously undermine your confidence. People often look into prosthetic dental work as soon as possible just because they are alarmed by the change in their appearance. Fortunately, a modern prosthetic can be custom-made to fit your tooth and also look natural. Once work is complete, you can once again smile, speak, and laugh with confidence!

A Prosthetic Appliance Can Be Permanently Put In Place

Dental implants are meant to be a permanent solution for tooth loss. After being put in place, the implant remains stable because your jawbone fuses to it during the healing period. The restoration placed on your implant can be trusted to stay in position over many years, and it can stimulate the post to trigger the delivery of nutrients to keep your jawbone secure.

Talk To Our West Allis, WI Dentist’s Office About Receiving A Dental Prosthetic

Our West Allis, WI dentist’s office is prepared to help patients show off a complete smile! If you would like to learn more about our prosthetic services, call Stubbs Family Dentistry at 414-541-8250.