Daily activities that we take for granted can become challenging when you’re struggling with tooth loss. Chewing your food can be uncomfortable and even painful when you’ve lost one or multiple teeth, and other teeth are compensating for the workload. You probably also feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, which might make you want to hide it from other people.
Whether you are missing one tooth, or it’s time to think about solutions for multiple missing teeth, our team can create a plan to restore both function and aesthetics to your smile. Dr. Cho’s extensive training and experience allow him to provide comprehensive solutions for tooth loss like implant dentistry. You’ll also be happy to know that you can comfortably complete your dental implants from start to finish here at our Monroe, WA dental office.
The Best Solution for Replacing Missing Teeth
Dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement in the dental industry, and for a good reason. Choosing a dental implant is like getting a brand new tooth because your implant restores not only your tooth, but also your root. There is no other tooth-replacement option that can offer the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth.
Dr. Cho will place your tooth implant into your bone, where it will naturally fuse and integrate with it. Once the healing process is complete, your implant is ready to support your new tooth, a ceramic porcelain crown.
Your implant crown is durable and customized to match your teeth and complement your smile. You can treat your implant tooth just like a natural tooth with normal brushing and flossing, and you’ll also have all the function of eating and chewing that you enjoyed before tooth loss.
Why Tooth Replacement Is so Important
Losing a tooth not only affects your confidence and self-esteem, but some things also begin to happen behind the scenes that are harmful to your oral health.
When you lose a tooth root, your jawbone doesn’t have anything to support and keep it stimulated, so it begins to deteriorate. Losing bone could affect support for your surrounding teeth. Even a missing tooth that you can’t see in the back of your mouth impacts your dental health.
It is not only your ability to chew that is affected when you lose a tooth. Without a replacement tooth, your neighboring teeth move into the space. This causes bite misalignment and could result in fractures or other damage when your teeth are not properly aligned for chewing.
Replacing a missing tooth restores your smile and your confidence. Choosing dental implants protects your dental health.
Are Dental Implants the Right Solution for You?
If you are living with a tooth that is failing or already missing, Dr. Cho would love the opportunity to discuss choosing dental implants in Monroe to restore your tooth. Contact Sky Valley Dental today to schedule an implant evaluation.