Change can be difficult sometimes, but in many cases, it can be the best thing for you. For example, if you’ve worn a traditional dental bridge or denture for years already, then changing it to one that can be supported on dental implants might not seem worth it. You’ve already grown accustomed to your replacement teeth, including the different considerations that come with wearing it. However, there are several important reasons for wanting to upgrade your bridge or denture with dental implants at our Ft. Worth, TX, office.
You want to stop your replacement teeth from shifting
One of the most common concerns that come with traditional dental bridges and dentures is their tendency to lose their firm grip over time, causing them to move and shift uncomfortably. This is due to several factors, but the most impactful one is the changing shape of your dental ridge. Without the stimulation of your lost teeth’s roots, your jawbone loses mass and density over time. This causes it to shrink and your restoration, which was customized to its previous shape, will no longer fit as it should. Fortunately, dental implants prevent this in two ways – they anchor your bridge or denture in place with prosthetic roots, and they restore stimulation in your jawbone to prevent it from shrinking.
You need new replacement teeth anyway
Partly because of its tendency to become less stable, a traditional bridge or denture will need to be replaced at some point in the future. The wear and tear from your bite pressure can become more intense as it no longer rests securely on your dental ridge. If it’s already time to replace your current prosthesis, then it may be the ideal time to consider upgrading your next one with an appropriate number of dental implant posts.
You want to reduce your risks of losing more teeth
In addition to preventing the movement of your bridge or denture, keeping your jawbone strong and healthy with renewed stimulation also serves another important purpose – it helps reduce your risks of losing more teeth in the future. An increasingly weaker jawbone can make it increasingly more likely that one or more teeth will fall out or require extraction. This means you’ll need a new, larger prosthesis to rebuild your smile again. With dental implants, however, this risks of mitigated, and you have a greater chance of preserving the rest of your healthy smile for life.
Learn how to upgrade your smile with dental implants
If you’re ready for a more comfortable and lifelike dental bridge or denture, then learn more about upgrading your current one with one or more dental implant posts. 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.