Tooth loss can affect almost anyone under the right conditions, and how it happens can differ from patient to patient. Because of this, some of the specific concerns surrounding the loss of your teeth may be unique to your oral health needs. Others, however, are common no matter what the reason for your tooth loss is. At our Midlothian, TX, oral surgery office, our goal is to help you address all of the concerns you have with your oral health by designing a custom, dental implant-supported solution for rebuilding your smile.
Your smile’s diminishing appearance
Depending on wear your lost teeth were in your smile, the impact on your smile’s appearance might be more or less severe. The problem is that, if your lost tooth isn’t obvious, you may be less inclined to hurry and replace it, which can raise your risks of losing more. Because of the important role your smile plays in your overall appearance, it’s a significant concern even if it doesn’t directly relate to your long-term oral health. Fortunately, the most lifelike replacement options are also the ones that are able to address the other consequences of tooth loss with optimal results.
Your bite’s inability to work right
Next to your smile’s appearance, the way your bite functions may be another highly noticeable impact of tooth loss. The way your teeth are arrayed, including their alignment, plays a big role in how your bite disburses its pressure. When one or more of your teeth aren’t present in your upper or lower row, this can dramatically impact your ability to eat a variety of different foods comfortably or effectively. Also like your smile’s appearance, this diminished bite function can have an increasingly negative influence on your overall quality of life.
Your overall oral health risks
These and the many other impacts of tooth loss can have a cumulative impact on your immediate and long-term oral health. An inability to eat all types of foods can lead to decreased nutrients for your body and your teeth, which can increase your risks of several oral health issues. The reduced confidence in your smile and appearance can make you less enthusiastic about caring for it every day or visiting your dentist on a regular basis. The best way to address these impacts is to replace your lost teeth with a highly lifelike prosthesis, preferably one supported on one or more dental implant posts.
Stop worrying by dealing with tooth loss
You have a lot of things to worry about after losing one or more teeth, but the right implant-supported replacement can address nearly all of them. To schedule your consultation, call the Texas Institute of OFI Surgery in Midlothian, TX, today at 469-649-8259. We also serve patients who live in Dallas, Mansfield, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Desoto, Red Oak, Waxahachie, Ft. Worth, and all surrounding communities.