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If you have recently lost one of your teeth, you know how quickly it can alter your day-to-day life. Not only does a missing tooth impact the look of your smile, but the simplest activities can become rather difficult. Your speech can be altered as you normally rely upon all of your teeth to articulate your words. You may find yourself avoiding some of your favorite foods to prevent harming the socket of your missing tooth. Because all of our teeth work in concert to form our bite, you can find your smile misaligning, leading to further harm as time progresses. This is why restoring your tooth with a dental implant is so valuable to improving your quality of life.

At your Newport Beach, CA dental practice, we would like to educate you on all of your options for repairing your smile after losing one of your teeth. With the right prosthetic, you can enjoy the strength of a full bite while returning your smile’s appearance. Modern ceramics allow us to shade your replacement tooth directly in line with your remaining teeth, so you will not worry about an unsightly metallic glean in your grin!

Maintaining The Health Of Your Jaw

Did you know that when your teeth are healthy, they stimulate your jawbone by transferring the force of your bite? When the pressure of your bite travels through your tooth’s roots, your nervous system directs resources to maintain the density of your jawbone. Unfortunately, when you lose a tooth, the underlying section of bone loses stimuli, and the brain redirects nutrients elsewhere. Your bone can then shrink, altering your appearance and possibly contributing to additional tooth loss.

By placing a dental implant directly into your jawbone through your open socket, we can mimic your tooth’s missing root to return the force of your bite. This unique property of implants makes them the gold standard for maintaining jaw health after tooth loss.

Placing A Dental Crown

After healing from the placement of your implant post, an abutment at its end above your gum line will allow for the attachment of a lifelike prosthetic. For a single missing tooth, we could place a dental crown to complete your restoration. Modern dental ceramics allow us to color your new tooth to the exact shade of your surrounding teeth to return your original smile. We take care when designing your replacement tooth to measure all surrounding teeth so that it fits comfortably within your bite, restoring your proper alignment.

Talk To Your Newport Beach, CA Dentist About Restoring Your Missing Tooth

When it comes to restoring a missing tooth, a dental implant can stimulate your jaw to help maintain its density. To learn more about this benefit and schedule a visit, please contact your Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office at (949) 630-0143.