Losing a tooth could be one of the biggest things to impact the appearance and long-term health of your smile. That’s because after losing a tooth, your oral structures and remaining natural teeth respond in ways that create even more complications. Fortunately, many people can address the majority of those concerns with a custom-designed bridge or denture. However, there are several more effects that can still make tooth loss a high-risk factor for the future of your smile. With the help of dental implants, patients in North Hollywood, CA, can often make tooth loss much less of a long-term problem.
Why Losing a Tooth Matters So Much
Modern bridges and partial/full dentures are designed with advanced materials (like porcelain) that are made specifically to mimic your healthy, natural tooth structure. They’re also strong enough to restore most of your bite’s function while restoring your smile’s full, healthy appearance. However, one of the biggest reasons why tooth loss is such a big deal is because of how the loss of your tooth root affects your smile. The roots of your teeth stimulate your jawbone when you bite and chew, which triggers your body to send it ample nutrients. Without these roots, or an appropriate number of prosthetic implant posts, your jawbone won’t receive enough nutrition to stay healthy and your risks of further tooth loss will only increase.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
This effect is why dental implants have become such an often-preferred solution to tooth loss of all magnitudes. Implant posts are made from biocompatible titanium that your jawbone heals to, making them permanent parts of your smile. Your dentist utilizes the posts to support your lifelike crown, bridge, or denture, depending on how many teeth you’ve lost, which restores more of your healthy bite’s vital functions.
Give Your Smile New Life with Dental Implants
Tooth loss could be devastating to your oral health, or it could be no big deal if you replace your lost teeth with one or more dental implants. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.