Teeth play a huge role in our day to day life but it’s mostly a passive role; rarely do they ever become an active thought in our minds. That being said, their loss can have a huge impact on your oral and overall health. Tooth loss can be the end result of a number of issues. You might have lost it while playing an especially heated pickup game or maybe it became so decayed it had to be removed. Here are some steps you can take to overcome tooth loss.
It’s important to replace your lost tooth as soon as possible. Without a tooth’s root in place, your surrounding jawbone structure will begin to gradually lose density. To prevent this from happening, your dentist can perform extraction site preservation to fill the empty space where your tooth’s root once was. This treatment can provide you the support necessary for a dental implant in the future.
Your dentist can provide you with a few different ways to go about replacing your lost tooth. These treatments include:
You don’t have to live with a missing tooth. We provide treatments that can restore your smile’s health and appearance. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.