Today, dental restorations are often so lifelike in appearance that they’re barely distinguishable from healthy, natural teeth. That includes replacement options such as dental bridges and dentures, which many people rely on to restore their bite’s ability to function as well as their smiles’ appearances. However, even with their realistic appearance, conventional dental bridges and dentures can’t mimic the same level of support that your healthy, natural teeth enjoy. At our Ft. Worth, TX, implant office, we can help you improve the quality of your restoration by giving it the support of one or more biocompatible, root-like dental implant posts.
The way it feels when you use it
When a conventional bridge is placed, it’s secured with the help of dental crowns that are bonded to the healthy teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile. When a partial denture is placed, it comes equipped with hidden clasps, and full dentures often rely on adhesives. These solutions can be adequate for a time, but the difference in how your natural teeth feel when you bite is often noticeable. By contrast, dental implants mimic the roots that support your teeth to offer the same level of comfort and stability when you bite, chew, and speak with your restoration.
The way it mimics your healthy smile
While a conventional bridge or denture can look a lot like healthy natural teeth, their less stable support systems can affect several aspects of your smile restoration. For example, implants eliminate the need to modify healthy teeth to support a dental bridge’s crowns, or the need to accommodate hidden clasps when you bite and chew with your partial denture. The greater ability to mimic the root and crown structures of your lost teeth means dental implants can a do much better job of mimicking the way your healthy teeth function, as well as how they look.
The way it promotes a stronger jawbone
Dental implants are the only way to replace lost teeth roots, and they do so by being implanted into your jawbone. This gives them the ability to stabilize your restoration while you bite and chew with optimal comfort, and it also reestablishes a vital function of your healthy teeth roots – supporting your healthy jawbone structure. The stimulation that teeth roots provide when you bite and chew is the signal that your body needs to send your jawbone ample minerals and nutrients. It’s a function that’s lost when you lose one or more teeth, and that can only be reestablished with the help of an appropriate number of dental implant posts.
Learn if implants can improve your restoration
Even if you already wear a traditional restoration to replace your lost teeth, you may still benefit from improving it with the help of one or more dental implants. 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.