Dealing with tooth loss means more than some people realize at first, and how you choose to replace your lost teeth can have a significant impact on several aspects of your smile. For example, many patients who lose one or more teeth can do more for their smile’s health and integrity by replacing their lost teeth with one or more dental implants. Compared to traditional restorations that are designed to replace lost teeth, dental implants more closely replicate the healthy, natural structures of your teeth.
Replace your missing teeth roots
The biggest difference between implant restorations and traditional ones is the fact that dental implants can replace your lost teeth roots, as well as the visible parts of your lost teeth. Healthy teeth roots rest within sockets in your jawbone, and while traditional restorations can closely replicate the crowns of your lost teeth, they can’t reestablish the root within its socket. By providing this capability, dental implants give your restoration a more lifelike support system that doesn’t include abutment teeth, clasps, or adhesives. This means we can secure your restoration in place more comfortably, and with a greater level of stability than traditional methods.
Keep your jawbone structure strong
When your lifelike restoration is supported by one or a series of dental implants, the support that it enjoys isn’t the only benefit that you experience. Replacing your lost teeth roots also helps reestablish another vital function that was lost when you experienced tooth loss; the stimulation that helps keep your jawbone strong. For many tooth loss patients, the loss of this stimulation can greatly increase their risks of losing more teeth. Without it, the bone structure can lose mass and density over time, making it weaker and smaller. Reestablishing the functions of your teeth roots and the stimulation they provide is the only way to prevent this loss from occurring.
Stop facial structures from collapsing
Another common long-term impact of losing teeth roots is the gradual collapse of the facial structures that surround your smile and jawbone. The visible impact of these structures becoming less dense and seeming to collapse can significantly affect your overall self-confidence, in addition to the effects that the loss has on your oral health and bite function. Fortunately, these effects can be prevented or mitigated by replacing your lost teeth roots as soon as possible.
Learn what implants can do for your smile
Dental implant restorations offer far more advanced restorative benefits for your smile than traditional tooth replacement options can. 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.