When you lose teeth, you can lose confidence in your appearance while also developing problems with your bite. If you leave this problem unaddressed, the matter can actually worsen over time. You are more likely to suffer the lose of more teeth, as those that surround a smile gap have less support. You can also begin to lose density in your jawbone from the lack of stimulation from the missing roots of your tooth. Of course, you also have to worry about a continued lack of comfort with your smile, and problems that affect how you bite and chew. At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, we are prepared to provide our patients with a long-term solution to tooth loss!
Tooth Loss Can Create Several Frustrating Issues For You
If there is a gap present in your smile because of tooth loss, you may try to hide it in photos and social gatherings. Even if a tooth’s absence is hard to notice, you can be reminded of the problem every time you attempt to bite and chew food. Over time, an unresolved problem with your bite can lead to wear and tear affecting your remaining teeth, and it can build tension in your jaw that causes you to experience TMJ disorder.
Using A Dental Bridge To Close A Gap Between Teeth
With a dental bridge, we can provide a permanent restoration without requiring oral surgery. The bridge stays in place thanks to two dental crowns, which are placed at either side of the space where your replacement tooth will go. This arrangement provides enough support to allow you to use the restoration to bite and chew comfortably. Fixing your bite issues can protect you against the overuse of certain teeth, and help reduce tension on your jaw.
Restoring Your Smile With An Implant-Held Restoration
Dental implants make it possible to hold a replacement tooth in place without making changes to your natural teeth. The implant itself serves as an artificial root that sits directly in your jawbone and will hold a restoration in position. Because dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium, your bone can actually fuse with it. Biting and chewing with an implant-held prosthetic stimulates your jawbone, which can help support its health.
Talk To Your Virginia Beach Dentist About Restoring Your Incomplete Smile
At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, patients who are affected by tooth loss can come to us for modern prosthetic dental work. With a prosthetic in place, you can feel better about your smile, and also find biting, chewing, and speaking more comfortable! At Absolute Dental Care, we are prepared to help people take on many different cosmetic and oral health issues, and we can provide important ongoing preventive support. To find out more, or to make an appointment, call our Virginia Beach dentist’s office at (757) 428-7440.