Dealing with tooth loss can sometimes seem more complicated than dealing with other, more common oral health issues. That’s because restoring your smile means completely replacing the lost tooth rather than just restoring a damaged or compromised part of your tooth’s structure. In addition, you’ll also have to resolve the underlying problem that led to you losing a tooth in order to avoid increased risks of losing more. Today, we examine the best way to deal with your tooth loss, and why it’s important to seek treatment for it as soon as possible.
Understand what it means for your smile
It’s important to know the impact that losing one or more teeth can have on your smile and oral health, and why hesitating to address it could complicate matters down the road. The most obvious impacts of tooth loss involve the things you can see or notice immediately, such as the appearance of your smile and the ability of your bite to function comfortably. These concerns can be largely addressed with a custom-designed conventional restoration, such as a dental bridge or denture. However, there are other concerns, such as those involving the loss of your teeth roots, that you may need one or more dental implants to successfully address.
Deal with the cause of your tooth loss
Deciding to deal with your tooth loss as soon as possible is an important step in recovering, but it’s just as essential to understand and deal with the cause of your condition, as well. People can experience tooth loss for many different reasons, such as the progression of severe gum disease or an extreme case of tooth decay. If the cause is an underlying oral health concern, than you may require appropriate treatment for it to stop it from affecting the rest of your oral health after you receive your tooth replacement.
Choose the most lifelike tooth replacement
With the root cause of your tooth loss under control, your dentist can help you decide on the most lifelike and appropriate solution for replacing your lost tooth or teeth. For many patients, this includes not only a realistic, custom-designed restoration to replace the visible parts of your teeth, but also one or more dental implant posts to replace your lost teeth roots. This will help you prevent some of the more profound consequences of tooth loss, including the loss of stimulation in your jawbone when it loses one or more teeth roots.
Find the best way to deal with your tooth loss
If you experience tooth loss, then the best way to deal with it is to replace the lost tooth and reduce your risks of losing any more in the future. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX, today at (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe and all neighboring communities.