When You Need An Implant

Livonia, MI, dentist offers implants

Whether you have lost one of your pearly whites due to an accident, injury, disease, or other health complications, it is important to replace it as soon as possible. Dr. Stewart and his team in Livonia, MI, have advanced technology that can help restore your smile to its original condition. From crowns to implants, we have a way to repair a damaged or missing tooth. In today’s blog, we are here to talk about when a prosthetic restoration is necessary.

Why Replacing A Tooth Is Necessary

Many things can cause the loss of a permanent structure. Accidents, such as injuries when playing contact sports, may lead to it breaking in a way that cannot be repaired. Or it can be knocked out completely. In severe cases of gum disease, the gingival tissue can recede and weaken, causing the teeth to fall out. Other health problems such as osteoporosis, arthritis, and more can lead to bone loss and cause the loss of some of your pearly whites. No matter what the cause is, it is important to replace the missing structure.

Aside from the visual aspect of having gaps in your smile, your pearly whites also play an essential role in physical functions. They help you chew food, speak, smile, and support the surrounding teeth. When you lose a permanent tooth, it can decrease your confidence and cause other complications. You may experience difficulty when eating some of your favorite foods, changes in the way you talk, and your smile can even begin to become misaligned.

Choosing The Best Replacement

When it comes to choosing the best option for you, your dentist will assess your needs and health condition to determine what will be the most beneficial. Filling the gaps in your smile can improve your appearance and bring you more stability for chewing, speaking, and more.

There are many options available to replace the missing structure. A damaged tooth can be repaired using a dental crown. However, if the damage is severe, it may be best to pull the natural one and replace it altogether. Implants can be permanently secured in the jaw and a crown can be placed on top to blend in with the rest of your smile.

Bridges or dentures can also be secured with implants as well. Instead of relying on the surrounding dentition to hold the bridge in place, this prosthetic can be fused to the jaw. Implant-supported dentures can also keep an entire arch of teeth in place. This can ease your worries about having enough support throughout the day.

Schedule A Consultation Today

To save the appearance and health of your smile, it is important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. Please contact us at your earliest convenience to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stewart at our Livonia office located on Middlebelt Road.