For people who’ve already restored their smiles after tooth loss with a conventional dental bridge or denture, the improvements that dental implants can provide might seem like a luxury. If you already have a full row of teeth, what else could your restoration do? The truth is that dental implants differ greatly from traditional restorative prostheses, and the benefits they provide aren’t just icing on the cake. On the contrary, dental implants and their ability to replace your lost teeth roots have made them a more lifelike and, therefore, more comprehensive solution to addressing tooth loss.
1. Support that almost matches your healthy teeth roots
Even without the addition of dental implants, modern dental restorations are often designed to closely mimic the appearance of your healthy, natural teeth. This gives dental bridges and dentures the ability to restore your smile with more realism than before. Yet, without an option to replace the roots of your lost teeth, that realism is limited to the appearance of your restoration. The support that helps give your natural teeth their strength and integrity can only be achieved with the help of dental implants, which are designed specifically to do just that.
2. Stimulation that stops your jawbone from shrinking
With the support of root-like implant posts, your restoration will allow you to do a lot more with your bite, including eating more of your favorite foods without trouble. It also does a lot more for your smile’s foundation than you may realize. Teeth roots don’t just support teeth, but also help sustain the health and integrity of the jawbone structure that supports them. Every time you bite and chew, the pressure from each tooth root tells your body how many minerals and nutrients to send your jawbone. Your body marks the absence of any root that’s lost, and responds by sending your jawbone fewer nutrients. Only dental implants can help restore that stimulation, and thereby help prevent the loss of mass and density that can result from tooth loss.
3. Stability to restore almost all of your bite function
With an implanted support system that resembles the roots of your healthy teeth, your custom-designed restoration can also improve the overall function of your bite. With a more traditional bridge or denture, this function can be limited by the less stable supportive structures they rely on. This can result in the need to modify your diet and eliminate some of your favorite foods because your restoration may become damaged from chewing them. However, implant posts anchor your restoration in place with nearly the same level of stability as your healthy teeth roots, enabling your restoration to withstand much more bite pressure without shifting or becoming worn-down.
Learn how you can benefit from an implant restoration
The unique nature of dental implant-supported restorations allows them to benefit your smile in ways that more traditional ones can’t. 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.