You can lose more than just confidence in your appearance when you lose a tooth. A single gap in your smile can change the way you bite and chew, which is why this problem sometimes leads to diet changes as well as an increase in jaw pain and stiffness. Dental implants help you avoid problems with your dental function by keeping your restoration secure. You can trust the appliance to remain secure, and it can even give more support to neighboring teeth. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is ready to meet with you and discuss the benefits of implant dentistry.
Tooth Loss Can Negatively Impact Your Ability To Bite And Chew
Tooth loss has the potential to be a big problem for your appearance as well as your ability to bite and chew food. The gap in your smile can make it harder for you to apply full pressure when you bite down, or make it difficult for you to apply pressure in a certain area. Because of this, you can make changes to your diet or make awkward adjustments to your dental function that rely too much on remaining teeth for support. In time, excess wear and tear can make teeth more vulnerable to dental problems, and your awkward movement can put too much stress on your joints and jaw muscles.
The Benefits Patients Gain From Dental Implant-Supported Restorations
By using a dental implant to hold a dental crown, or using several implants to hold a larger restoration, you can do a better job biting and chewing without discomfort. Implants are placed directly into your jawbone in a procedure ensures that they can provide long-term stability for a prosthetic. When you bite and chew after treatment, they will stimulate the bone, keeping it healthy by ensuring that nutrients continue to flow to it over time. Patients who undergo prosthetic work that does not include implant placement are vulnerable to a loss of density in the bone.
Am I A Good Candidate For Prosthetic Work With A Dental Implant?
Many people who lose teeth can qualify for treatment that includes the placement of dental implants. At a preliminary appointment, your dentist will evaluate you to make sure that there are no complications that affect whether you are a good candidate. Unresolved problems with gum disease and other oral health matters can require treatment before you move forward with implant placement. If necessary, we can schedule the appropriate dental work before we move forward with plans to give you back your complete smile!
Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About Dental Implants!
Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry is ready to help patients who want to do something about missing teeth! If you have questions about prosthetic work with dental implants, call our dental office in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.