The fact that you’ve lost one or more teeth may not seem like such a big deal now that you’re used to wearing a custom restoration to replace them. Today’s dental bridges and dentures are often crafted with such realism that they’re nearly impossible to distinguish from healthy, natural tooth structure. However, if your current restoration isn’t equipped with an appropriate number of dental implants, then it’s missing more than you realize. Dental implants are designed to support your restoration by mimicking the way roots support your healthy, natural teeth. By upgrading a more conventional restoration with the more lifelike support system, we can help you significantly improve its comfort and function, as well as its benefits to your long-term oral health.

Can implants really keep it from shifting?

For people who’ve worn a dental bridge or denture for several years, one of the most frequent complaints is the fact that the restoration begins to shift uncomfortably over time. Even with the utmost care and maintenance, conventional bridges and dentures will gradually lose the firm, comfortable grip that they’re originally designed for. With dental implants, however, your restoration will be anchored to your dental ridge, much like your natural teeth. Like roots, your implants will keep your restoration secure years after they’ve been placed, preventing it from moving out of place.

Is it time to replace your restoration anyway?

Because of the diminished comfort and function over time, there may come a time when you have to replace your restoration with an upgraded, better-fitting one. If that time is now, then it may be the perfect opportunity to consider upgrading it with one supported by dental implants. The support implants provide can help prevent the need to replace it again due to loss of stability. Also, replacing your lost teeth roots with dental implants will help prevent many of the underlying consequences of tooth loss that can continue affecting your oral health. Many of these consequences, including the weakening of your jawbone structure, stem from the loss of your healthy, natural teeth roots.

How do implants preserve your smile better?

Giving your restoration much better support is just one of the many different benefits that dental implants can provide. Replacing your lost teeth roots also benefits your jawbone and oral health in many important ways. For example, dental implants are the only way to stimulate your jawbone after you’ve lost teeth roots, and reestablishing that stimulation is vital to stopping your jawbone from losing mass and density over time. In addition to lacking supportive anchors, jawbone erosion is another reason why conventional restorations can eventually lose their fit and need to be replaced.

Upgrade your restoration with dental implants

Upgrading your dental restoration with one or more dental implants can give it a much-needed boost in comfort, stability, realism, and much more. 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.