If you have lost a tooth, you may not think it is important to have it replaced right away. It is only a single tooth after all. Although it may only be one, it serves an important role in your oral health and functions. Now, there are serious complications brewing beneath the surface of your gum tissue that can lead to additional missing teeth if you do not act quickly. Besides a traditional fixed bridge, Dr. Thomas J. Novak also offers dental implants in Weatherford. He works with many trusted specialists in the area to rebuild your smile using a solution that can last for a lifetime.
A missing tooth causes more issues than just an incomplete smile because you do not just lose the crown, but also the root. As a result. Your jaw is not stimulated in the area anymore, so it slowly deteriorates. This makes your remaining natural teeth lose support.
Over time, your teeth shift toward the open space, creating alignment problems that can impact your oral functions and health. Your teeth become harder to clean, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. As more time passes, the adjacent teeth will loosen and fall out.
Dr. Novak can save your smile and stop the complications with a customized treatment plan.
Replacing the entire structure of your tooth allows you to enjoy various advantages that are not possible using a traditional bridge, including:
If you are ready to replace your missing tooth, we can help. Our team works on your behalf with your insurance company to reduce the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket to keep your new smile affordable. If you are ready to get started, contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Novak.