When you lose several teeth, or an entire row of teeth, your confident smile can feel completely lost to you. The cosmetic effect of tooth loss can be severe, but this is not the only issue that you need to worry about. Gaps in your smile can also interfere with your ability to bite and chew different foods, and that can effectively shrink your diet enough to interfere with your ability to consume the right nutrients. At our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA area dentist’s office, we can help you take on these problems. Dental implants secure permanent prosthetic restorations so that you can bite, chew, and smile with restored comfort. We can even use a series of implants to permanently secure a denture!
Advanced Tooth Loss And Its Impact On Your Life
It can be difficult to deal with the loss of one tooth. In addition to being a cosmetic problem, this also creates the risk for further losses over time. If you lose several teeth, or if you are missing a full row, the impact on your dental function and appearance can be difficult to overstate. Unfortunately, the longer you wait to address this issue, the more likely you are to experience complications with your health. One concern is that you can lose density in your jawbone, something that will make the full restoration of your smile more difficult.
Scheduling Implant Placement And Restoration
Implant dentistry provides patients with secure, stable restorations that support jaw health by stimulating the tissues when you bite and chew. Depending on the severity of your tooth loss and type of restoration (or restorations) that you need, we will recommend that you receive a series of implants. After an appropriate healing period, you will be able to come back to have them restored with lifelike restorations. With the stability provided by implants, your prosthetic (or prostheses) will be capable of absorbing bite pressure, so you can enjoy a broader range of foods once again. You can also feel more comfortable with the way you look, as your restorations can imitate healthy teeth.
Using Dental Implants To Hold Dentures
Whether you need to receive dentures for the first time or have dentures that no longer feel secure, you should know that hybrid dentures are available. These restorations are held in place with implants that help you enjoy more support throughout the day. They also provide protection against jawbone density loss, a problem that people with loose dentures can experience over time.
Talk To Your Shrewsbury, MA Dentist About Using Implants To Address Advanced Tooth Loss
Through treatment with dental implants, we can help patient affected by advanced tooth loss regain their smile as well as their dental function. To find out more, please call Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury at (508) 842-8838.