What You Should Know About Restoring An Incomplete Smile

If you are dealing with issues related to an incomplete smile, you may be ready to discuss prosthetic dental support with your dentist. Tooth loss makes daily jaw functions more difficult – it can complicate how you bite and chew, and potentially interfere with your ability to speak comfortably. You have options for replacing missing teeth, as different restorations will be better equipped to dealing with different degrees of tooth loss. With dental implants, you can make sure any prosthetic you receive has permanent support.

What Kind Of Challenges Can I Face If I Do Not Replace Lost Teeth?

The daily issues you experience when you suffer tooth loss can concern biting, chewing, and even speaking. Over time, you will deal with an increased degree of wear and tear on certain teeth, and become more likely to lose more teeth. People who are missing teeth will also face an issue of jawbone resorption, where the bone deteriorates over time. This problem will occur even if you have a prosthetic, unless you have a dental implant (or multiple implants, if it is called for) to hold it.

Should I Use Dental Implants To Support My Prosthetic?

A single dental implant can hold a single tooth restoration. Your dentist can also use several implants to hold a larger prosthetic – even dentures can be secured. Permanent support can make your experience more comfortable, and add functional value, as it will be easier to bite and chew food. Implants also create stimulation that will keep your jawbone from deteriorating.

Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury To Learn How You Can Restore Your Incomplete Smile

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, you can receive expert care that will help you restore your complete smile. With the support of dental implants, you can make sure you enjoy a stable restoration that improves your dental function, and enables you to prevent problems like jawbone resorption. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we also proudly offer care to patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by reaching out to our office at (508) 842-8838.