Most of today’s dental bridges are dentures are crafted from highly lifelike materials, like porcelain and zirconia, that are almost indistinguishable from healthy, natural teeth. This gives the restorations a highly lifelike appearance, as well as the ability to better restore the functions of your lost teeth. However, the one drawback to such restorations is that they lack one vital component that your healthy, natural teeth rely on – their supportive roots. At our Ft. Worth, TX, office, we can provide implant-supported full-arch bridges and dentures that not only resemble your healthy teeth, but also function more like them and never become loose thanks to their root-like implants.

The one thing modern dentures lack

One of the biggest reasons why dentures and bridges can grow loose over time involves the fact that they lack supportive anchors. For a healthy tooth, the root that supports it shares an important relationship with your jawbone structure. The root carries minerals and nutrients from your jawbone to the tooth’s pulp, and the stimulation from biting and chewing helps promote your jawbone’s own nutrient supply. Without a root, your jawbone suffers a reduction in the minerals your body sends it, which causes it to gradually lose mass and density over the years.

The changing shape of your jawbone

The loss of your dental ridge’s mass and density isn’t obvious at first, and it may take years before you realize it. However, as it changes, the denture that was designed specifically to fit it will no longer be able to do so. For this reason, among others (such as wear on your prosthesis), you may notice that your denture no longer feels right before you notice any visible changes in the shape of your jaw. Because this problem results from the loss of your teeth roots, it occurs even after you receive a dental bridge or denture to replace your lost teeth,

The best way to stop this from happening

Dental implant posts help prevent the shifting of your denture in two important ways; it provides anchors that hold it in place, and more important, it helps preserve the integrity of your jawbone and stop it from shrinking. Your jawbone relies on the stimulation of your teeth roots, as this stimulation is what tells your body how much nutrition it needs to support itself and your teeth. Your body also notes the loss of stimulation, and adjusts this supply accordingly. By replacing your lost teeth roots, dental implants give your denture the ability to reestablish this stimulation, preserve your jawbone, and remain sturdy much longer.

Enjoy dentures that never become loose

With the support of dental implants, you can enjoy a more lifelike restoration that doesn’t get loose and shift around on your dental ridge. 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.