For people who’ve worn dental implants for a while, it can be challenging to pick which advantage they offer is the most important one. Compared to traditional prostheses, their enhanced stability not only makes your replacement teeth more comfortable, but also more durable and lifelike. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, our patients also learn that caring for a dental implant restoration is also easier, more convenient, and more effective than caring for a conventional bridge or denture.
It’s permanently fixed in place
Dental implant posts are designed to mimic your healthy, natural teeth roots, which means they’re implanted into your jawbone. Much like your teeth roots, they anchor your replacement teeth to your jawbone, permanently affixing it. You won’t have to remove your restoration to clean it separately, or worry about food particles and oral bacteria becoming trapped underneath it. The ability to remain permanently in place adds another layer of realism to your restoration, making even more lifelike and indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.
It isn’t susceptible to tooth decay
An implant-supported dental bridge or denture mimics your healthy, natural teeth in more than just their roots. For example, today’s restorations are often crafted from highly lifelike zirconia, which can more closely replicate healthy tooth structure and is stronger than more conventional dental porcelain. Zirconia doesn’t stain and isn’t susceptible to the bacteria that cause tooth decay; however, it’s still important to keep your restoration clean to avoid oral bacteria buildup and the development of things like chronic bad breath, progressive gum disease, and more.
It doesn’t come with clasps or abutment crowns
The fact that your restoration is supported on one or more dental implants rather than clasps, abutment teeth, or adhesives means that you care for them as easily as you care for the rest of your smile. That includes carefully brushing and flossing at least twice every day and visiting your dentist on a regular basis for preventive exams and cleanings. The implants that support it are embedded within your jawbone, and without additional clasps or abutment crowns, you’re less likely to need any additional tools to keep your smile clean and healthy.
Learn more about implant-supported restorations
Dental implants improve nearly every aspect of conventional replacement teeth, including how easy it is to care for them. 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.