Smiling man in glassesWhenever you lose a tooth, it can be a serious blow to your self-confidence. A gap in your smile can be rather unsightly and alter the structure of your face. Your jawline may begin to sag and cause facial muscles to collapse into the open area. In addition to the esthetic effects of dental loss, it greatly alters your bite and can cause quite a bit of discomfort. As your remaining teeth shift into the gap, problems with your alignment cause premature wear and tear. This can cause enamel to erode, which heightens the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. These are simply a few of the reasons that you should seek prompt restoration after losing a tooth.

At your Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we provide a prosthetic solution to return your smile’s beauty and improve the function of your bite! The placement of a dental implant allows us to attach a restoration and preserve your oral health.

How Tooth Loss Affects Your Jaw

When your tooth is healthy, it transfers the force of your bite through its roots into the bone of your jaw. This stimulation signals the brain that the bone is in use and requires nutrients such as calcium for its continued maintenance. Conversely, when you lose a tooth, you lose its roots and the signal stops. This causes the bone to lose density as the brain determines nutrients are best used elsewhere. To prevent this process from occurring, installing a dental implant can return stimulation to your jaw by transferring the force of your bite.

Placing Your Dental Implant

When we determine that you are a candidate for implantation, we will insert a titanium post directly into your jawbone. While your jaw recovers from surgery over the following months, your tissues fuse directly to the post. This secures it in place and allows us to attach a restoration above your gumline. For individual tooth loss, we can place a dental crown. If you have lost multiple teeth, an implant-retained denture can replicate a set of teeth.

Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist To  Discover The Benefits Of A Dental Implant!

You do not have to settle for a gap in your smile after losing a tooth. Implants can return structural support that maintains the health of your jaw and prevent dental drift. To schedule an appointment, call any of our dental offices near you:

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.