Losing even a single tooth in your mouth can have serious repercussions on your oral health and function. Even if you adapt to the decrease in your ability to chew food, it can also slur your speech or potentially impact your appearance. As time goes on, the loss of structure in that area can cause the neighboring teeth to alter their positions. The resulting orthodontic complications can cause chips and fractures to otherwise healthy teeth.
In many cases of tooth loss, Dr. James Voorhees will recommend restoring the tooth’s presence with a titanium dental implant. One of the major benefits of titanium is that it will gradually bond with the surrounding bone tissues to give the implant the same strength as a natural tooth.
Once total fusion with the bone tissues has been attained, Dr. James Voorhees will start the process of fitting you for a standard dental crown. Gold and base metal alloy crowns are often a good choice to replace molars that are called upon to do a lot of chewing and grinding. At the same time, porcelain crowns can mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. This also makes them a preferred option to restore a tooth that’s visible in your smile.
If you are interested in having a lost tooth restored by a dental implant in Lenexa, Kansas, you should call 913-888-2474 to schedule an appointment at James T. Voorhees, DDS.