The thing about tooth loss is that you can’t see all of the effects it has on your smile right away. In fact, many of those effects involve the loss of something you can’t see at all under normal circumstances – the roots of your natural teeth. After replacing your lost or extracted teeth with a conventional restoration, which lacks the support of root-like posts, these effects can continue to impact your oral health. Fortunately, you can improve your restoration’s performance and ability to address the long-term impacts of tooth loss by upgrading it with one or more dental implants.
Replacing lost teeth roots requires implant posts
The point of replacing lost teeth is to restore their function within your overall bite and oral health. Much of this function relies on the support of an implanted root, and only dental implant posts are able to provide a manmade dental restoration with that level of support. This makes dental implants unique in several of the benefits they provide, including restoring more of your ability to bite and chew properly, as well as reestablishing other vital functions that your teeth roots are typically responsible for.
Implant posts can improve its stability
When a dental bridge or denture is secured in place with root-like dental implants, it can function more like your healthy, natural teeth are meant to. This enhanced stability is almost immediately noticeable when you bite and chew your favorite foods. Yet, it has even more long-term implications for the overall comfort and stability of your restoration. For example, because the implant posts anchor your restoration in place, it won’t lose its grip and shift along your dental ridge over time. In addition, this helps enhance the overall integrity and longevity of your restoration, as well.
Improved stability can enhance its longevity
The fact that conventional restorations lack the support of anchored roots is one reason why they can lose their grip over time. Another is the fact that, without implanted posts to support them, conventional restorations can’t reestablish the stimulation that your lost teeth roots provided your jawbone. This loss of stimulation leads to a gradual loss of mass and density, as well, which causes your jawbone to shrink and your conventional restoration to no longer fit properly. By replacing your lost teeth roots, dental implants help prevent this from occurring, allowing your restoration to last longer.
Improve your restoration with dental implants
If you already have a conventional restoration to replace one or more missing teeth, then learn how the addition of dental implants can significantly improve its performance. 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.