For patients who’ve lost one or more teeth, there are several options for replacing them. However, for most conventional tooth replacements, the choice mainly boils down to how many teeth you’ve lost, and whether a dental bridge, partial, or complete denture is best for replacing them. Today, however, patients who want to rebuild their smiles following tooth loss now have another choice – the ability to support their restoration on an appropriate number of dental implant posts.
Their ability to mimic healthy teeth roots
The difference between traditional dental restorations is the number of the teeth they’re meant to replace. However, they’re all designed to replace the crowns of your lost teeth, which visibly fill out your smile and are responsible for biting, chewing, and other main tooth functions. Dental implants are unique in their ability to replace the roots of your lost teeth, as well, which serve as the anchors that hold your teeth crowns in place. A dental implant post is a small, root-like post made from biocompatible titanium, and after being placed within your jawbone, it has the ability to support your custom restoration with enhanced comfort and stability.
Their ability to keep your restoration stable
Because conventional tooth replacement options don’t come with root-like posts, they have to rely on other solutions to remain stable. For example, a traditional dental bridge is supported by a pair of dental crowns that are bonded to the healthy teeth nearby (referred to as abutment teeth). Partial dentures come with a comfortable base to support the replacement teeth it consists of, as well as hidden clasps placed strategically around existing teeth for structural support. By contrast, dental implants can give a dental restoration of any size a more lifelike system of support, which enhances its comfort and stability as you bite and chew with it.
Their ability to preserve your smile
When you experience tooth loss, the results of that loss can impact more than just your smile’s appearance and your bite’s function. It also affects your overall oral health, as the loss of a tooth root means the loss of stimulation that your jawbone and surrounding oral structures rely heavily on. Because dental implants replace the roots of your lost teeth, they also do more to preserve your oral and facial structures, such as reestablishing this vital stimulation in your smile’s foundation.
Benefit from more advanced dental implants
The unique abilities that dental implants have when it comes to rebuilding your smile make them an optimal solution for many patients who’ve experienced tooth loss. 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.