In our most recent blog post, we took a look at the need for replacing lost teeth as an adult, and how dental implants and their restorations could offer highly-beneficial results. Though nobody’s first choice would be to lose a permanent tooth, sometimes this phenomenon is out of one’s control. Having structures replaced, however, is functionally and structurally significant for your oral health, and other prosthetic options can be used to address your needs precisely. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO dentist discusses the way dental implants can be used in conjunction with prosthetics to address tooth loss of varying degrees.
Addressing Single-Structure Loss
Believe it or not, tooth loss can occur as a result of several different circumstances. For example, failing to provide consistent preventive care can result in increased risks of developing infections or diseases, just as experiencing a physical accident or injury could result in the cracking of a tooth or its complete dislodging. Regardless of the circumstances, however, it is important to have a missing or damaged tooth replaced.
You see, each of your teeth is responsible for absorbing a certain percentage of your bite pressure. This allows you to perform routine tasks such as biting, chewing, and eating. When even a single structure is missing, your entire bite is thrown out of whack. Not only does this process leads to strain and tension, but it can make functional tasks much more of a chore to perform than they have to be.
With the help of dental implant posts, however, you can receive treatment that completes your smile once more and with lifelike accuracy. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.
Several Consecutive Teeth
While losing one structure can be troubling, losing several teeth in a row can be completely disheartening. Does this mean that each one will have to be replaced by its very own implant? Not necessarily. You see, if you end up losing two or more teeth that are adjacent to one another, your dentist may recommend the help of an implant-retained bridge restoration. This prosthetic consists of two or more artificial crowns that have been bonded together, and it is secured to your smile on both ends by implant posts. Contact our team to learn more.
Solutions for Total-Smile Rehabilitation
Given that tooth loss occurs on a spectrum, it is only appropriate that we discuss our implant-retained partial and full denture options as well. Each prosthetic can be custom-designed and measured for your needs precisely, allowing you to obtain the full and complete smile you dream of without having to endure significant trauma and unrealistic results.
Learn More Today
Contact Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO by calling 816-942-7669 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about the ways we can address varying levels of tooth loss.