Losing one or more teeth means many things for your oral health. While the appearance of your smile may be one of the most obvious things, it isn’t the only concern that you have to address when restoring your smile. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we can help patients who’ve experienced tooth loss address the many different potential consequences of that loss, including the ones they aren’t immediately aware of. With the right implant-supported restoration, we can even address the loss of your teeth roots underneath your gums.
Losing more than you realize at first
The roots of your teeth, which extend underneath your gums and into your jawbone, are the foundation of support for your teeth. Losing a tooth means losing this support system, as well, and traditional prostheses (such as bridges and dentures) are not capable of replacing them. In addition to supporting the visible crowns of your teeth, roots are also responsible for stimulating your jawbone when you bite and chew, keeping it healthy and strong enough to support all of your teeth.
Compounding effects of tooth loss
Over time, the loss of your teeth roots can have several important, increasingly worse effects on your smile and oral health. For example, without the stimulation that your lost teeth roots provided, your jawbone can gradually lose mass and density, and with it, its ability to effectively support all of your remaining healthy, natural teeth. When your replacement teeth don’t consist of lifelike implants to replace them, your prosthesis will also likely be less comfortable and stable, affecting your bite’s ability to function properly.
How implants completely replace lost teeth
Dental implants, which are small, root-like posts that are placed within your jawbone, are lifelike replacements designed to reestablish the vital functions of your teeth roots. Depending on how many teeth you’ve lost, one or more implant posts can be placed to support a custom-designed dental crown, bridge, or denture. The posts provide similar support and stability to your healthy, natural teeth roots, allowing your dentist to create a lifelike replacement that doesn’t require hidden clasps, adhesives, or the support of abutment teeth. Implant posts also reestablish stimulation in your jawbone, which helps preserve its strength and ability to preserve your smile.
Recover from tooth loss with dental implants
If you’ve experienced tooth loss, then learn why dental implants can offer the best solution for replacing them. For more information, or to schedule a free consultation, call The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414. We proudly serve the residents of Ft. Worth, Dallas, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.