Should You Use A Dental Implant To Hold A Prosthetic?

While tooth loss should be regarded as a serious problem, it is one that can be addressed effectively through modern restorative dental work. For many people who lose a tooth, a dental implant can offer great support that makes them confident in their smile, and in their ability to bite and chew with their restoration. Our Austin, TX dental office has helped many people enjoy smile improvements with dental implant-held restorations. We can talk to you about what you should expect from dental implants, as well as the benefits of using another prosthetic appliance to restore your smile.

Dental Implants Offer Dependable Support For Restorations

A dental implant is not the prosthetic appliance itself, but a supportive post that keeps the restoration in its proper place. With an implant holding it, a restoration can keep its position in the long term, even as you rely on it for biting and chewing tasks that put pressure on it. Implants actually help neighboring teeth, too, as their presence keeps neighboring roots in their appropriate spaces.

Your Implant Can Fight Jawbone Deterioration

When you lose a tooth, the jawbone in the area where that loss occurred can suffer from a lack of stimulation from that tooth’s roots. Stimulation in your jawbone tells your body to send nutrients to the bone, which helps it maintain its size, shape, and health. With dental implants, it is possible to restore stimulation, and keep deterioration from affecting your appearance or health.

Maintaining The Health Of Your Restored Smile

Once your dental implant is placed, and your restoration is secured, you can grow comfortable with your restored smile, and the renewed ability to bite and chew naturally. In the long term, your implant-held restoration can protect you against TMJ disorder, and problems related to the overuse of remaining teeth. It is important to keep up with your routine preventive dental appointments after having your smile restored. Just like a natural tooth, an implant-held restoration should be kept clean in order to prevent issues caused by oral bacteria. Our practice can examine the restoration at regular dental exams, and make sure there are no problems that you should know about.

Talk To Austin General Dentistry About Receiving A Dental Implant

At Austin General Dentistry, patients who have suffered tooth loss can discuss the restoration of their smile with a dental implant-held restoration! This can effectively restore your incomplete smile, and help you feel more comfortable biting, chewing, and speaking after losing a tooth. This is one of many important services that our Austin, TX practice is ready to provide when people in and around the city experience oral health issues. To schedule a consultation, call Austin General Dentistry in Austin, TX, today at 512-346-5540.