Once you lose a tooth, it can feel as though your confident smile is permanently lost to you. Even if it is relatively easy to hide the gap where your tooth once was, it can be embarrassing and uncomfortable to try to bite and chew food while working around the gap that remains. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can talk to patients affected by tooth loss about planning treatment to permanently replace what is missing. With the support of a dental implant, or several implants to address more significant losses, you can find that treatment gives you back your dental function and gives you renewed confidence in the way you look!
Living With An Incomplete Smile Can Be Difficult
Even if the problem does not impact your appearance as much as it could, tooth loss can be an embarrassing issue, and one that is hard to adjust to in time. What you should know is that without treatment to restore your smile, the absence of your tooth can actually create more problems for your oral health. You are more vulnerable to the loss of more teeth, and you may develop issues with jaw pain and other dental troubles because of your compromised bite.
Trusting Dental Implants To Support Prosthetic Restorations
With the support of a dental implant, a custom restoration can provide permanent support for your lost tooth. We can restore your implant with a lifelike crown that can absorb bite pressure, or if necessary make plans to restore multiple implants with a larger prosthetic appliance. Implants offer more than just stability to help you bite and chew after treatment. They stimulate surrounding jawbone tissues, which will help you preserve the density and health of the bone.
Maintaining Your Oral Health After Prosthetic Dental Work
After you complete plans to restore your full smile, you can feel a sense of relief and appreciation when you look at how your appearance has improved. You can also have an easier time biting and chewing foods that had previously been difficult to enjoy. Just as it is important to keep up with good oral hygiene habits when all of your natural teeth are present, you should make preventive dental care a priority after restorative treatment. At regular dental exams, we can make sure there are no issues with your implants that need to be addressed. Between appointments, continue to practice good oral hygiene habits to fight the buildup of bacteria that can make trouble for your smile.
Your Rochester, MN Dentist Can Help You Regain Your Full Smile
Our practice is ready to help patients who are tired of living with tooth loss! To find out more about how we can support you in plans to address the absence of a tooth, or the absence of several teeth, call Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.