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Helping You Restore Missing Teeth


If you have recently lost one of your teeth, you should explore all of your options for prosthetic replacement. Left untreated, an open gap in your smile can severely affect your quality of life. Not only can you feel embarrassed with the change in your appearance, but tooth loss impacts the health of your remaining teeth as well. This is why you should discuss your oral problems with your dentist.


To restore your smile's beauty and improve the function of your bite, your Columbia, TN dentist is here to help! At Creekside Family Dentistry, we understand the frustration of living with a missing tooth. We can place a dental implant that mimics your lost structure and provides valuable support for years to come.


The Effects Of Tooth Loss

Your smile relies upon each individual tooth to work in combination to provide a proper bite. Each one matches a corresponding tooth on the opposite row of teeth. This means that when you lose a single member, your entire bite is disrupted. Pressure distributes unevenly as remaining teeth receive more wear and tear. As their enamel erodes, you become more susceptible to decay, gum disease, and potential further tooth loss. Wearing of your enamel also brings a more yellow appearance.


Losing a tooth can also harm the density of your jawbone. When healthy, your teeth transmit the force of your bite through their roots into the bone. This signal tells the brain that the bone is in use and thus the brain sends nutrients for continued maintenance. When you lose your tooth, you lose this signal and the brain no longer knows the bone is in use. A process called resorption redirects materials to other bones in the body and the jaw begins to deteriorate. By placing a dental implant, you can return vital stimulation to the bone through a post that mimics the function of your missing root.


Placing A Dental Implant

When you elect to receive your dental implant, we will place a titanium post directly into your jaw. Over the following weeks, as your jaw heals, your tissues fuse directly to the post and secure it firmly in place. An abutment at the end of the post allows us to place a dental crown that restores your structure above the gumline. The post and crown work together to return your bite and provide critical support to your jaw.

Restoring Missing Teeth In Columbia, TN

To treat a missing tooth and restore the comfort of your bite, we provide dental implants. This restoration supports jaw health by returning needed stimulation to the 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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