Taking care of your smile is a lifelong endeavor. There are several factors out there that can negatively influence your oral health, and unfortunately, there are significantly fewer natural lines of defense. As such, your dentist recommends helping out wherever you can with additional preventive practices. Still, sometimes tooth loss can occur as a result of rapid infection or deterioration, and sometimes injuries result in a dislodged structure. In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA dentist discusses the importance of replacing lost teeth, and how implant-retained prosthetics can help.
A Single Missing Structure
As children, losing teeth is a natural process that shows us we are growing and developing our permanent adult teeth. As adults, however, tooth loss is not as warmly welcomed. As a matter of fact, sporting so much as a single gap in your grin is considered to significantly detract from your overall smile appearance, and most people aim to avoid it if they can. The unfortunate truth of the matter is, however, that not everyone can.
Indeed, accidents and injuries can occur at any given time, and in cases of extreme infection spreading, sometimes tooth loss is unavoidable. Just because this is the case, however, that does not mean there are not solutions for replacements.
To address the functional and structural complications that arise from the loss of a single tooth, your dentist may recommend the help of biocompatible titanium implants. Dental implants consist of a post that is surgically placed in the jawbone and functions in a way similar to natural tooth roots. With an artificial crown placed atop the post, you are able to once again enjoy the benefits of a complete and functionally-enhanced grin. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.
Groups of More Than Two
While tooth loss is largely unpredictable, it does tend to follow a bit of a pattern from time to time. For instance, if a tooth is significantly damaged and suffering the effects of decay, it is not unheard of for the infection to spread to neighboring structures as well.
When presented with the loss of two or more teeth right next to each other, your dentist may recommend the help of an implant-retained dental bridge. Contact our team to learn more about this process today.
Tooth loss can occur in a number of different ways and to a variety of degrees. In situations where all or almost all teeth are gone or compromised, total-smile rehabilitation might be in order. Our team can help set you up with implant-retained partial or full dentures, and we welcome you to give us a call and learn more.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Contact Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA by calling 818-763-9353 to schedule your next appointment with our office and learn how dental prosthetics can be used to address varying degrees of tooth loss.