When you lose one or more teeth and want to replace them, it matters how you choose to do so. For example, traditional bridges and dentures are often designed to closely mimic the appearance of your healthy, natural teeth. They can be crafted from highly realistic, customizable zirconium or porcelain and designed to match the specific measurements of your teeth. However, at our Ft. Worth, TX, office, we prefer to completely rebuild smiles by offering more complete tooth replacement with the help of dental implant posts.
Restoring the roots of your teeth
Dental implants are prosthetic posts that are designed to replace your lost teeth roots. As the only prosthetic option to do so, your implant posts can do more for your immediate and long-term oral health than most traditional prostheses. This is important in several ways; for example, only dental implant posts can anchor your prosthesis in place like healthy teeth roots to prevent it from shifting and moving about. They’re also the only option for reestablishing the stimulation that your jawbone desperately needs to stay healthy.
Bringing life back to your jawbone
When you lose even a single tooth root, your jawbone loses some of the stimulation that it relies on to maintain a healthy flow of minerals and nutrients. This may not seem like a big deal at first, but before long, the decreased nutrient flow will cause your jawbone to lose mass and density. This can have several different impacts at once, including the visual effects of your jawbone and surrounding facial structures beginning to “sink” (a condition known as facial collapse). Dental implants are able to restore this stimulation and bring life back into your jawbone, which also helps lower your risks of losing more teeth in the future.
Preserving the rest of your smile
Tooth loss is compounding; lose one, and your risks of losing more instantly rise. Most of this risk is due to the jawbone degradation mentioned above. The weaker your jawbone becomes, the less able it is to hold onto and support the rest of your teeth. When you replace your lost teeth with dental implants, you can help lower your risks of further tooth loss by preserving the health, strength, and integrity of your jawbone and oral structures.
Completely restore your smile with dental implants
Dental implants offer complete tooth replacement by providing an option for replacing your lost teeth roots, as well. 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.