Rebuilding your smile after you’ve lost one or more teeth is an important process. The goal isn’t just to reestablish your smile’s healthy, attractive appearance, but also to restore your bite’s function and address the consequences that can continue to affect your smile. That often means crafting a highly lifelike dental bridge and denture and supporting it on one or more dental implant posts. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we recommend placing dental implants for several reasons – most importantly, for the many benefits they provide for your immediate and long-term oral health.
They mimic your healthy, natural teeth roots
Dental implants are small posts that are designed to replace your lost teeth roots. Made from biocompatible titanium, each post is placed within your jawbone where your lost teeth roots rested. Because they’re biocompatible, the posts are made for your jawbone to fuse to their surfaces as it heals. This allows them to closely mimic your teeth roots in several ways, from the way they to support your dental restoration to the ways in which they interact with your healthy jawbone structure.
They prevent shifting dentures and bridges
If you’ve previously worn a conventional dental bridge or denture, then one of the most notable benefits of dental implants may be the lack of shifting on your dental ridge. Compared to traditional prostheses, which rely on abutment teeth, clasps, or adhesives, dental implants anchor your replacement teeth to your jawbone. Much like healthy teeth roots, this prevents your prosthesis from losing its grip and shifting on your gums when you bite, chew, and speak. This also helps improve the sturdiness and durability of your bridge or denture, giving it a more lifelike feel and reliable function.
They prevent jawbone degradation
When you lose one or more of your teeth roots, your jawbone feels the loss and reacts to it. Your teeth roots stimulate your jawbone when you bite and chew, which tells your body that your jawbone needs a certain amount of minerals and nutrients to properly support them. As you lose teeth roots, you also lose some of this stimulation, which results in your body sending your jawbone fewer nutrients. Over time, this can cause your jawbone to become weaker and lose some of its mass and density – a condition that can be prevented with the help of one or more dental implant posts.
Learn if you qualify for dental implants
With the many different benefits that dental implants can provide your smile, they’re often the preferable solution for replacing lost teeth. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling 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.