Once you realize what dental implants are – replacements for your lost teeth roots – the benefits they provide seem obvious. With one or more implants, your dental bridge won’t need crowns and other healthy teeth to support it. Or, if you have a denture, it will now have more than just your dental ridge to support it. Naturally, you can expect your restoration to sit more comfortably and securely after you’ve received dental implants. However, not all of the advantages that come with replacing your lost teeth roots are obvious. Many of the vital functions that your teeth roots served weren’t obvious, either, and by replacing them, dental implants can continue their work for the good of your oral health.
Your restoration stays in place years later
If you’ve worn a dental bridge or denture for a while already, you might be familiar with its tendency to lose its grip and shift from time to time. This can occur often after several years of use with a traditional restoration, and the causes of it can vary. One of the biggest reasons, however, is the effect that missing teeth roots has on your jawbone structure. Losing that stimulation causes your jawbone to lose mass and density over time, causing it to shrink and your dental restoration to become loose and uncomfortable. By replacing your teeth roots, dental implants help prevent this from happening, and in addition to anchoring your restoration in place, preserving your jawbone helps ensure that your restoration doesn’t lose its firm grip.
Your jawbone doesn’t grow any smaller
The loss of your jawbone’s mass and density can do more than just cause your traditional restoration to become loose and uncomfortable. Over time, this loss can become visibly noticeable in your facial appearance, and the worse it gets, the more it can affect the surrounding facial structures, as well. This visible collapse of your oral and facial structures, known as facial collapse, can only be effectively prevented by restoring the stimulation in your jawbone that these structures rely on. In addition to restoring your smile, the placement of dental implants can also help preserve your youthful appearance over the years.
Learn more about the benefits of dental implants
Dental implants come with so many benefits for your smile and oral health that you’ll still be surprised after years of wearing 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.