That gap in your smile is something you want to fix. Getting a dental implant and a dental crown can solve this problem.
This isn’t the only way to fill that empty space, but it is the best solution. We will explain why in today’s post. This is a service we are happy to provide for our patients at EPIC Dental Implant Center in Phoenix, AZ.
If you want:
- A complete smile
- A strong bite
- Good oral health
… then you should contact us to schedule a consultation. Call 480-235-4752 now to make an appointment with one of our doctors as soon as you can.
Understand What Comes Next
A single missing tooth may not seem like a problem at first. More than likely, you will still be able to eat what you want initially. Depending on where your missing tooth is located, it may or may not be obvious when you smile.
In time, however, that lost tooth will allow bigger problems to develop. When you bite and chew, you put pressure on your teeth. When you have a complete smile, your teeth provide support for one another, which keeps them pretty well in the same place.
When you remove a tooth, a consequence can be mesial drifting. This occurs when teeth move toward the gap in your smile. These teeth also can become angled, which can press into your other teeth. That pressure can change the appearance of your smile and affect your bite.
We have seen this diminish the confidence of patients. We also know this can make it more difficult to eat certain foods. That can affect the nutrients you receive, and it can affect how much you enjoy your meals.
Below the surface, you also may be losing something just as important. The gap in your jaw can lead to bone loss in that bone. In fact, you could lose up to 25 percent of your bone width in that part of your mouth within a year of losing a tooth. This also raises your risk of losing more teeth in the near future.
We want you to avoid these problems, which is why we advocate getting implant-supported crowns.
Preventing Problems from Getting Worse
By getting an implant, you are replacing the root of your lost tooth. When your dental crown is attached, you have a replacement tooth that looks, feels, and functions like the real thing.
The implant is placed directly in your jaw. This provides stimulation that encourages new bone growth. That new growth keeps your jaw healthy and strong. With a strong jaw, you can feel confident that your implant will remain secure.
This also provides a direct connection from your jaw to your crown. This allows you to bite and chew as well as you could before you lost your teeth. It also means your new tooth fills the gap in your smile to prevent changes in your bite.
Restore Your Smile
You can enjoy the benefits of a dental crown supported by an implant. Call 480-235-4752 for an appointment at EPIC Dental Implant Center in Phoenix, AZ. Contact us online to set up a free consultation.