After losing one or more teeth, your smile can respond in a number of different ways. Some of these are obvious, such as the way your smile looks without a full set of teeth. Others are more subtle, like the way your bite feels and the effects the gap might have on how well you can enunciate certain words. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, our goal is to help you successfully deal with every aspect of tooth loss. That includes the immediately noticeable ones as well as the longer-term effects it can have on the rest of your oral health.

Making your smile look whole again

The appearance of your smile may not be the most important aspect of its overall health, but it is important. That’s why many patients worry most about restoring their smiles’ healthy, attractive appearance when it comes to replacing their lost teeth. For optimal results, modern dental restorations can be crafted using high-quality materials, such as zirconium, which closely mimics the color, shade, and texture of healthy, natural teeth. Zirconium is also semi-translucent, like your natural tooth enamel, and it can be layered to mimic the way your healthy teeth shine and reflect light.

Giving your remaining teeth necessary support

The gaps in your smile that result from tooth loss have a greater impact than you might realize. In addition to your smile’s appearance, these spaces can also leave the adjacent healthy teeth without the support of their neighbors. This lack of support can cause these and other nearby teeth to shift out of place under the pressure of your bite, leading to a host of additional concerns with your bite function and oral health. When dealing with the aftermath of tooth loss, a custom-designed restoration should fit comfortably into the contours of your bite to reestablish optimal support for the rest of your teeth.

Supporting the foundation of your oral health

With so many visible effects of tooth loss it can be easy to forget about (or simply not realize) the results that can’t be immediately seen. For example, your jawbone structure responds to the loss of your teeth roots, as well. The lack of stimulation can cause it to lose mass and density over time, which raises your risks of losing more teeth. Dental implants offer your replacement teeth a root-like support system that not only stabilizes your restoration more comfortably, but also helps preserve the long-term integrity of your jawbone.

Learn how dental implants deal with tooth loss

By providing root-like support for your replacement teeth, dental implants help you deal with the aftermath of tooth loss much more successfully. For more information, 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.