Recovering from tooth loss can sometimes be quite the ordeal. Depending on how extensive the loss is, it can have a significant impact on your smile’s appearance, as well as your bite’s function and the overall state of your oral health. Fortunately, many patients overcome these impacts and recover from their tooth loss successfully with the help a custom-designed dental restoration (such as a full-arch dental bridge). However, for optimal results, you may benefit from improved results and performance by supporting your restoration on dental implants.
How dental implants work with your restoration
Dental implants, which are designed to work similarly to your healthy, natural teeth roots, are made from biocompatible titanium and placed within your jawbone structure. Each post is placed in a highly precise position and angle to absorb a maximum amount of your bite’s pressure. This gives it the ability to support your restoration with nearly as much comfort and stability as a natural tooth root, which is a significant improvement over the supportive systems that more traditional restorations rely on.
The more immediate advantages
The point of dental implants is to give your restoration a greater level of comfort and support, and those advantages are noticeable almost immediately. By mimicking natural teeth roots, the implant posts hold your restoration to your dental ridge securely, and without the need for additional clasps or adhesives. This also means that your restoration won’t begin to lose its grip over time and shift uncomfortably when you speak, bite, or chew with it. Unlike traditional restorations, your dental implants will anchor your replacement teeth to your dental ridge with nearly permanent stability.
The long-term benefits to your oral health
In addition to making your restoration more comfortable and secure when you use it, dental implants also provide several other significant benefits that traditional restorations aren’t able to. This includes replacing the root of your lost tooth within your jawbone structure and, as a result, the stimulation that your jawbone needs to retain its strength. The loss of this stimulation is one of the greatest impacts that tooth loss can have on your long-term oral health. As it diminishes, your jawbone structure can also lose some of its mass and density, growing weaker and smaller over time. However, this can largely be avoided with the help of one or more dental implants to restore this vital stimulation.
Improve your restoration’s performance with implants
The support that dental implants can provide your restoration by mimicking healthy, natural teeth roots can improve not only its comfort, but also its ability to function like natural teeth. 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.