Restoring a tooth that’s been damaged or compromised by decay is one thing. If done correctly, the restoration will save the tooth so you can preserve as much of its healthy, natural structure as possible. However, replacing a lost or extracted tooth is another thing. There is no longer any natural tooth structure to restore, so the replacement should do as much as possible to replicate it. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental office, we can more effectively rebuild your smile by utilizing one or more dental implants.
The loss of your teeth (and their roots)
Your teeth consist of more than what you see when you smile. The roots of your teeth, which are underneath your gums and situated within sockets in your jawbone, should never be visible, but they play several important roles in your oral health. In addition to stabilizing your teeth as you bite and chew your food, teeth roots also supply your teeth with nutrients and help stimulate your jawbone structure. Losing teeth, and especially their roots, can have a profound impact on this structure, and rebuilding your smile will have to include taking that impact into account.
Why replacing teeth roots matters
The different functions that your teeth roots serve are the reason why replacing them as soon as possible matters. For instance, your dental bridge or denture may be steady for awhile with the help of abutment teeth or hidden clasps. However, it will gradually lose its firm and comfortable grip, and will begin to shift uncomfortably. Also, the reduced stimulation in your jawbone will cause it to lose mass and density, growing smaller than your restoration was designed for. By replacing the lost roots with dental implants, you can provide your restoration with the support it deserves while also giving your jawbone the stimulation it depends on.
Dental implants designed just for you
While dental implants operate similarly for most patients – they allow your jawbone to fuse to their biocompatible surfaces – patients have different, highly unique needs when it comes to rebuilding their smiles. For example, if you’ve already lost some mass and density in your jawbone, then you may benefit from customized small-diameter or mini dental implant posts. In many cases, small diameter implants can help you rebuild your smile without having to fortify your jawbone through surgical grafting.
Rebuild your smile with one or more dental implants
Dental implants may often be the best way to rebuild a smile that’s lost one or more teeth, and can offer several important benefits for your smile and oral health. 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.