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McKinney Dentist | Missing A Tooth? You Have Options For Prosthetic Treatment

While you can be understandably bothered by tooth loss, you should not feel that this issue has permanently robbed you of your smile, or created irreversible trouble for your dental function. Thanks to the modern prosthetic dental care available from your McKinney, TX dentist’s office, you can regain confidence in your appearance, and your ability to comfortably bite and chew. A dental implant can hold a restoration with a degree of stability that makes you comfortable enough with it to put pressure on it. This can lead to an improvement in your dental function that reduces your risk for TMJ dysfunction, and unnecessary wear and tear on your remaining teeth. Because your implant can be restored with a lifelike dental crown, you can also feel comfortable letting people see you smile!

Doing Nothing About A Missing Tooth Can Lead To Complications

With proper treatment, you can enjoy great improvements that make you feel better about your appearance and oral health. Without treatment, you can grow increasingly frustrated with the problems tooth loss creates for your daily life. You can have issues with smiling that make you uncomfortable in social encounters. You can also start to give up certain foods as chewing and biting become difficult. Unfortunately, continuing to put off treatment can lead to problems worsening – those problems can even lead to delays in your prosthetic dental work once you start to plan it.

Planning Restorative Work That Relies On A Dental Implant

Dental implants hold restorations in position by giving them a direct link to your jawbone. This arrangement mirrors the relationship the crown of a tooth (the part above your gum line) has with its root. The implant, like a tooth root, is set directly in your jawbone, holding your restoration in position. The implant is even able to take on a root’s responsibility for stimulating the surrounding bone tissue, and keeping it healthy.

Receiving A Dental Bridge To Close That Smile Gap

A dental bridge can be secured without oral surgery, which means you can have the support of a permanent restoration, even if you do not have a dental implant present. Instead of using the implant as the source of a prosthetic’s stability, two dental crowns connected to the bridge are secured over your remaining teeth. These crowns stabilize the appliance enough to make it comfortable, even as you put bite pressure on it.

Talk To Illume Dental About Replacing A Missing Tooth

Illume Dental is ready to protect and restore the smiles of McKinney, TX residents! If you are missing a tooth, you can set up an appointment to learn about the benefits of modern dental prosthetic work. To talk with Dr. Chen, call Illume Dental in McKinney, TX, today at (469) 301-1255.