As you head into the holiday season, are you feeling unsure about spending time with loved ones, all because of the uncertainty and frustration you feel about your incomplete smile? There are a number of potential side effects after the loss of one or several teeth, not the least of which is the sense of embarrassment one can feel, both when eating and even when smiling. Fortunately, modern dental prosthetics make it possible for patients to rebound from tooth loss with wonderful results. So if what you really want this holiday is simply to complete your smile, it’s time to talk with your restorative dentist about how a prosthetic could help you achieve that dream!6

Enjoy Renewed Comfort and Confidence

Completing the smile after tooth loss can certainly help improve a patient’s confidence, when smiling, and his or her comfort while eating. However, there are actually a number of important reasons to complete the smile, after tooth loss, even beyond the esthetic and basic functional concerns.

When teeth are missing, remaining teeth tend to shift in order to try to fill the created gap. This can lead to alignment problems for the entire smile. Dental prosthetics can help to prevent this. When dental implants are chosen, they can also help to mimic healthy tooth roots, which supply nutrients to the jaw, to prevent shrinkage of the jaw.

Smile Proudly with a Natural-looking Dental Prostheses

From partial dentures and full sets, to dental bridges and dental implants, there are a number of dental prosthetics available to help complete the smile. To determine which is right for you, schedule a consultation with your restorative dentist, who can review your goals for treatment, the structure and health of your smile, and your budget, to determine which is the best option for you.

ABOUT YOUR WACO, TX, DENTIST:

We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.