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A Treatment For Your Missing Teeth

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Losing one of your teeth can be quite a frustrating event. Not only does this immediately affect the look of your smile, but a missing tooth can quickly degrade everyday activities. Because we rely on our teeth to articulate speech, you can find your voice quickly altering in conversation. You may have to avoid certain favorite foods to prevent harming the open socket in your mouth. The change in your bite can also cause it to misalign, leading to future problems with your oral health. This includes increasing your risk for tooth decay as well as gum disease.

At your Columbia, TN, dental practice, we could help you replace your missing tooth to return strength to your bite and enhance your smile's beauty! By inserting a dental implant post into your jaw, we could attach a restoration above your gumline that returns the lifelike appearance of a full set of teeth. Help maintain the integrity of your bite with a solution you can trust.

The Harm Of Losing A Tooth

When your bite is functioning properly, it relies upon every tooth in your smile. Because each tooth has a corresponding match on its opposite row, losing even a single tooth can cause the force of your bite to disperse disproportionately. As neighboring teeth take on more force than intended, they can begin to wear aware of their protective enamel layer. This leaves you open to cavities, infection, and discoloration. Teeth on either side of your open gap can begin to drift inwards, creating even more distortion with your alignment. To realign your teeth and prevent drift, seek out a restoration to recreate the form and function of your missing tooth.

Placing A Lifelike Restoration

When you visit our practice, we can inspect the health of your jaw to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. Using digital X-rays, we will create a model of your smile to plan the insertion of your post. By placing a biocompatible titanium implant directly into your jawbone, your jaw's tissues fuse to hold it securely for years to come. When you heal from this first procedure, we can place a dental crown to recreate the appearance of your tooth above your gumline. Once secure, you can practice your regular oral hygiene routine to help preserve the health of your smile. At the following visits, we will inspect the stability of your replacement tooth to see that it is holding steady.

Talk To Your Columbia, TN Dentist About Restoring Your Lost Tooth

If you are missing a tooth, we can provide a valuable restoration to recreate your bite and enhance your smile. This treatment option can support your jaw health by regularly stimulating your bone. To schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384. We also proudly welcome patients from Columbia, Lewisburg, Lawrenceburg, Hohenwald, Centerville, Pulaski, and all surrounding communities.

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