Dental Implants Can Help
Has your smile been damaged by tooth loss? Do you want a more permanent, natural-looking solution that improves both your physical and psychological health? At DentaCare Dental, Dr. Hobbs can restore the health of your smile, prevent future bone loss, and boost your confidence with dental implants.
Learn how seeking treatment right away can prevent the negative effects of tooth loss as well as protect your overall health. Dr. Hobbs is proud to provide his years of expertise and is passionate about providing patients in the Longview, TX area as well as areas including Gladewater, Marshall, and Lakeport, TX.
Loss of functionality.
Teeth are an important tool for every day functions such as eating and speaking. When one or more teeth are missing, these daily activities become more difficult and sometimes can feel impossible to achieve.
If you suffer from tooth loss, you may notice yourself slurring or mispronouncing your words. You also may not be able to eat some of your favorite foods, depending on which teeth are missing, which can start to weaken your bite.
Dental implants restore function in your teeth as they act as a natural tooth root and help support a tooth-like crown that enables you to eat and speak just like you used to.
Increased risk of oral infection.
When your smile is affected by tooth loss, the gaps between your teeth will easily trap food particles and other bacteria that can be hard to reach. This will increase your risk for oral infections such as tooth decay and gum disease, which can impact your ability to receive dental implants.
Luckily there are supplemental procedures available that can remove the infection from your mouth and restore your ability to receive implants.
Weakening of the jawbone.
A tooth root plays a vital role in stimulating the jawbone, ensuring it remains strong and maintains its complete structure. When teeth are missing, your jaw isn’t receiving the force and energy it needs to properly function anymore, so it begins to deteriorate.
Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that protects and prevents bone loss in the jaw. They will help provide your jaw with the stimulation it needs in order to preserve its structure.
If your jawbone has already suffered from deterioration, you may have noticed your facial appearance has aged due to loose skin and premature wrinkling. As your bone collapses, the skin around your jawline will start to droop down and make you appear much older.
Dental implants can prevent this from worsening as they protect the jawbone and help keep your facial appearance full.
Tooth loss can have a huge impact on your social life. Smiling and laughing aren’t typically the first thing you want to do when meeting someone because the gaps between your teeth cause you to be self-conscious.
Dental implants can help you feel confident in your smile again as they look just like your natural teeth and provide you with a beautiful, natural-looking solution.
Increased likelihood of pain.
Having a smile that’s damaged by missing teeth can increase the likelihood of discomfort in your mouth as it exposes certain areas to different elements. For example, the temperature of foods and drinks can heighten because the tissue and nerves where your teeth once were are more sensitive and tender.
Any type of pain is never enjoyable, but dental implants can help protect these areas from these unwanted elements by completely replacing the tooth.
Anxiety and unhappiness.
Has tooth loss stopped you from smiling regularly? Smiling is associated with positive emotion and thoughts, and it can actually boost your mood when you’re feeling down. The expression can even get you through stressful situations, so if you haven’t smiled because of your missing teeth, you’re missing out on these benefits.
Dental implants are a long-lasting, stunning solution for tooth loss that can give you the courage to smile more and show your true happiness.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the most common causes of tooth loss?
There are several reasons why tooth loss occurs:
- Gum disease
- Dental trauma or accident
What should I do if my tooth falls out?
If your tooth falls out from physical injury or accident, follow these steps in order to save your tooth:
- Pick up the tooth by the crown (the chewing surface) not the roots
- Gently clean out any debris
- Reposition the tooth in the socket immediately, if possible
- Keep the tooth moist all time
- Call our Longview office at (903) 371-0295
How can dental implants protect my oral health?
Dental implants can help prevent further tooth loss by supporting the neighboring teeth. This can help prevent shifting from taking place and gum disease from developing in the gap. Dental implants can also prevent your jawbone from weakening and bring back the ability to speak and chew normally.
Restore Your Smile With Dr. Hobbs
You don’t have to worry about tooth loss any longer. Dr. Hobbs and our dental team believe in restoring your smile to protect your oral health and your confidence in your smile. Dental implants can save your smile while optimizing your oral health.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hobbs, call our Longview, TX office today at (903) 371-0295 to speak with one of our team members. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form below, and one of our knowledgeable staff will get back to you promptly. We’re proud to provide services in Longview, TX as well as the surrounding communities.