Things You Really Should Know About Tooth Loss

The good thing about tooth loss is that, these days, it’s more preventable than it’s ever been. Even the most common conditions that lead to tooth loss, such as severe gum disease, can be successfully managed to help people save their healthy, natural teeth. The other good thing about tooth loss is that, if it does occur, you have several options for replacing your lost teeth and completely rebuilding your smile. At our Santa Rosa, CA, dental implant office, we can design a custom, implant-supported restoration to help you reduce the risks of tooth loss negatively impacting your oral health.

No replacement option is one-size-fits-all

When it comes to restoring your smile from any issue, no solution is one-size-fits-all. When replacing one or more lost teeth, that’s especially true – to successfully rebuild your smile, they have to closely replicate the healthy, natural versions of your lost teeth. With dental implants, which are designed to replace your lost teeth roots, that includes carefully planning the exact placement and angle of each post to maximize the amount of bite pressure they can absorb.

You might still be at-risk for losing more

Even with a custom-designed restoration, such as a bridge or denture, there are some effects of tooth loss that will continue to impact your oral health without the help of dental implants. For instance, the loss of your teeth roots will make your jawbone gradually weaker. Without the stimulation, it will receive fewer minerals and nutrients, and eventually, lose mass and density. This can increase your risks of losing more teeth in the future and needing a new replacement for them.

There’s a way to rebuild all of your tooth structure

Replacing a lost tooth is about more than just giving your smile its whole and healthy appearance back. For example, it’s just as important to replace the lost root of the tooth, which rest within your jawbone and supports the visible portion of it. Conventional tooth replacement options are unable to address the loss of your tooth’s root. However, with an appropriate number of dental implant posts, we can reestablish root-like support for your replacement teeth that mimic the functions of your healthy teeth roots.

Learn more about dealing with tooth loss

If you fail to prevent tooth loss, then we can help you deal with it and rebuild your smile with an appropriate number of dental implants. For more information about how to deal with tooth loss, schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.