The good thing about most modern tooth replacement options, like dental bridges and dentures, is that they can mimic the appearance of your healthy teeth so well that they blend in seamlessly with your smile. However, there are multiple parts of a healthy tooth that traditional implants can’t replace – most importantly, the root that rests within your jawbone and supports the tooth’s upper crown. A dental implant restoration is one that not only mimics the appearance of your healthy teeth, but also the vital supportive root that gives it its strength.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a newer addition to restorative dentistry than dental bridges and dentures, and their importance can never be overstated. An implant is a small post that’s inserted into empty space in your jawbone structure. The post is made from biocompatible titanium, which allows your jawbone to fuse to it as it heals following the implant’s placement. Once placed, one or more dental implants can be used to support your dental bridge or denture with enhanced comfort and stability.
The importance of support
While traditional dental restorations can achieve highly lifelike cosmetic results, their ability to function properly relies on the quality of their support system. Like your healthy, natural teeth, your dental restoration won’t just fill out your smile, but also be responsible for the functions of your oral structures, including absorbing the pressure every time you bite and chew. This requires an adequate amount of support, and as the only solution to replace the roots of your lost teeth, dental implants are the best choice for providing that support.
How you benefit from an implant restoration
When your dental restoration is supported by one or more dental implants, the stability and comfort you experience is almost immediately. Compared to the less stable options utilized by traditional solutions, such as abutment teeth (for dental bridges) or adhesives (for dentures), implants provide a wealth of benefits for your immediate and long-term oral health. For example, replacing the lost roots within your jawbone helps promote a healthier flow of nutrients to your jawbone, which helps you maintain its health and integrity long after you’ve experienced tooth loss.
Learn about implant-supported restorations
How you choose to replace your lost teeth matters, and with dental implants, your restoration can offer significant advantages for your 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.