Nothing is more disheartening than putting in all of the work and effort to keeping your smile healthy and happy just for a dental emergency to occur and rip the rug from beneath your feet. Indeed, tooth loss is a phenomenon that we all experience once as children when our adult teeth replace our baby teeth, but for most of us, the thought of losing teeth as an adult is one that we do not feel a need to humor. On the contrary, however, it can occur at any given time to any person, and knowing your options is essential. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI dentist discusses what your options are for addressing a multi-tooth gap in your smile and how we can help.
The Pattern of Tooth Loss
From a young age, we are often told the importance of practicing routine dental prevention so that our teeth stay strong and healthy. Most of the time this takes the form of brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash at home. It also includes attending routine dental checkups and cleanings. In theory, this is all that it would take to keep our smiles healthy. In actuality, however, it is a different story.
Indeed, tooth loss can affect anyone of any given age when it occurs in the form of a physical accident of dental emergency. Moreover, many people may be enduring a dental infection without even being aware of it, allowing it to progress significantly before treatment can be sought.
Believe it or not, tooth loss can occur in a pattern. If a structure is affected by decay, the infection itself tends to spread to neighboring teeth, causing tooth loss to occur in a centralized region of the mouth. Contact our team to learn more.
A Need for Structural Stability
When replacing lost teeth, it is important that the replacement does more than just complete your smile. You see, each tooth in your grin has a responsibility to absorb a percentage of your bite pressure so as to support practices like biting, chewing, and eating on a regular basis.
When you have lost several teeth in a row, this can complicate matters. Fortunately, implant-retained solutions may have the answer to your needs. Give our team a call to learn more today.
Functionally and Cosmetically Effective
With the help of an implant-retained bridge, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of a cosmetically-appealing smile and not have to worry about noticeable treatment taking away from it. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure you receive nothing short of exactly what you need, and we look forward to working with you.
Learn More Today
Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to learn more about the benefits of implant-retained prosthetics and schedule your next appointment with our team today.