Dental implant posts are designed to mimic the structures of your healthy teeth – particularly, their roots. Their greatest benefit is that you don’t notice them, which might not always be the case with traditional dental bridges and dentures. By giving your replacement teeth a more natural, root-like support system, dental implants can change your bridge or denture in several important ways, both in their immediate function and in their long-term benefits to your oral health.
More lifelike support when you bite and chew
Your teeth aren’t just there to make your smile attractive; they’re also responsible for biting and chewing your food. That makes them the most-used parts of your body, which also means they need adequate support – like roots anchored in your jawbone. Conventional bridges and dentures do their best to offer adequate support in the form of abutment teeth, clasps, and adhesives. However, this doesn’t offer the same level of stability that root-like anchors can provide, which makes the support that dental implants provide significant to your bite’s function.
Assurance that your bridge or denture won’t shift
When you bite and chew, your bridge or denture may be more likely to shift if its support system isn’t as stable as it used to be. However, in some cases, it can shift uncomfortably even when you aren’t biting and chewing. This can occur for a number of reasons, such as the fact that your bridge or denture isn’t rooted in place. The crowns that hold a bridge to your abutment teeth or the clasps that hold a partial bridge in place may lose their initial firm grip over time. The resulting movement of your prosthesis can become more uncomfortable every day.
Better preservation of your healthy smile
In addition to preventing the movement of your dental bridge or denture, dental implants also offer the benefit of reestablishing the simulation in your jaw that results when you bite and chew. This is one of the main functions of your healthy teeth roots; the stimulation they provide tells your body to send an ample amount of minerals and nutrients to your jawbone. Only dental implants can replace your lost roots and this stimulation, which gives them an advantage in preserving your healthy, natural smile.
Learn how dental implants can change your smile
When you add dental implants to your conventional bridge or denture, you can almost immediately notice the change to your smile and quality of life. 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.