Taking Care Of Tooth Loss With A Dental Implant

The placement of a dental implant can lead to a stable, permanent answer to tooth loss. A dental implant holds your prosthetic restoration in place, linking it to your jawbone the way a tooth root connects a tooth to your jaw. The stability this provides allows you to feel more comfortable when you bite and chew food, routine functions that can become more difficult after tooth loss. When you have a life-like restoration, like a dental crown, fitted onto the implant, you have the added bonus of restoring the look of your smile. For patients with serious tooth loss, you can enjoy implant-retained full or partial dentures.

The Process Of Placing Your Dental Implant

You will not be able to move forward with implant placement until your dentist approves you for the procedure. Because the procedure is oral surgery, and because it does demand that your jaw be healthy enough to safely receive the implant, there are issues that can complicate matters. Preliminary work may be needed before you move forward. When approval is secured, you will first have the small titanium post implanted into your jaw. Once it heals, your restoration can be safely attached.

The Relationship Between Tooth Loss And Jawbone Health

A prosthetic supported by an implant has a particular advantage over a restoration without this support when it comes to your jaw health. Over time, a person’s jawbone will deteriorate due to tooth loss. An implant-supported restoration prevents this, because the implant can act in the place of the lost tooth root. Without an implant, jawbone deterioration can occur even if a prosthetic has been set.

Talk To Dr. Roberson If You Are Interested In Receiving A Dental Implant

If you are ready for a permanent solution to tooth loss, think about receiving a dental implant. You can count on expert care from Dr. Roberson and his team at Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry when you seek out prosthetic support. We are proud to provide our services to patients from Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and surrounding areas. To set an appointment, or to learn more about our services, call our dental office in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808.