Losing just one tooth can change your oral health and daily life in ways that are hard to ignore. Unfortunately, going without treatment to restore your full smile can actually make matters worse, as you may suffer more tooth loss, overwork remaining teeth, and experience problems with TMJ disorder as a consequence of your bite changing. With that said, you can avoid these difficulties by arranging the placement of dental implants to hold a custom restoration. Our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office can meet with you to discuss the benefits of implants, and we can work on plans to give you back your complete smile. In addition to feeling more confident in the way you look, you can find that your implant-held restoration gives you a renewed comfort with your bite function!
Should My Prosthetic Work Include Support From Dental Implants?
The dental implant itself does not replace your tooth. Implants are set in a person’s jawbone, where they will hold a restoration in place over time. The stability that this arrangement provides makes it easier for you to bite, chew, and speak, as the prosthetic is held secure. Implants also help by preventing jawbone resorption, a problem with deterioration that will occur over time after tooth loss. The implant prevents this by stimulating the bone and triggering the delivery of nutrients, something that a restoration without implant support cannot do.
Arranging Your Restorative Services
Our practice will work closely with experts who can surgically place an implant, or multiple implants when necessary. Before the placement occurs, we will use digital imaging technology to plan the procedure and identify the precise space where implants should be located. After the procedure is over, a healing period will give you time to recover – as this happens, your jawbone will actually fuse to the post to give it more support. At the appropriate time, you will return to our office to have your custom restoration secured in position.
What Else Can I Do To Restore An Incomplete Smile?
For different reasons, a person may not be ready to arrange implant placement. Dental bridges can be permanently secured without the need to perform oral surgery. What they rely on for support is a pair of crowns that are capped on the teeth surrounding a gap. When your bridge is in position, you can trust it to support your biting and chewing functions. It can also give you a renewed confidence in your smile!
Talk To Your Virginia Beach, VA Dentist About Dental Implants
Our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office is prepared to meet with patients affected by tooth loss and discuss the benefits of dental implant placement. If you would like to learn more, please contact your Virginia Beach, VA, dentist, Dr. Folck, by calling (757) 428-7440.