When you lose your natural teeth, even if it’s just a single tooth, this can mean serious problems for your smile’s health and appearance. Don’t let these complications grow more severe, instead talk to your El Paso, TX, dentists about possible solutions. With dental implants, we can offer a lifelike and durable solution to minor and more severe cases of tooth loss.
Why Do We Lose Natural Teeth?
A number of factors could cause people to lose one or more of their natural teeth. For example, an injury that knocks a tooth loss could occur, or poor oral hygiene could cause a tooth to develop a severe and painful infection or abscess, requiring extraction or simply causing a tooth to fall out. The most common cause is periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease that actually destroys the tissues connecting your teeth to the gums, causing tooth loss. When we lose our natural teeth, this leads to a host of complications, including misalignment as teeth drift due to the gap in the smile. Pressure on the jaw joints due to bite imbalance could also lead to TMJ disorder and bruxism, two painful jaw joints disorders linked to damaged teeth and trouble opening and closing the mouth.
To address your missing teeth, we may suggest a long-lasting and durable solution: dental implants. The entire procedure is done in-house, as an oral surgeon inserts a biocompatible titanium implant into the jawbone, where it bonds with the bone tissue like a real tooth root. After the bonding process occurs, known as osseointegration, we can attach a restoration to complete the visible portion of your tooth. For those with multiple missing teeth, several dental implants can be used to secure a bridge or a fixed denture, one that lasts decades instead of just 5 to 10 years. They look natural and will be easy to care for, as you simply brush and floss them as you would natural teeth.
When we lose our teeth, the body takes notice and then suspends the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone. Without regular doses of these nutrients, the bone tissue begins to break down and deteriorate, causing additional tooth loss and for some, an aged appearance. Dental implants not only fill the gaps in the smile but also stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue by causing the body to resume the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the bone tissue. This allows them to last much longer than other prosthetics, and protects your overall health and appearance in the process.
SUNNY SMILES IN EL PASO PROVIDES TOOTH LOSS SOLUTIONS
At Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX, we can help you enjoy a full smile and address your lost teeth. If you have one or more missing teeth, then please call our East El Paso location on N. Zaragoza Road at 915-849-9000!