The way your teeth work is an important aspect of how your oral health responds to their loss. Their main function is biting and chewing your food, so you may notice its impact on your bite function. Yet, they also fill out your smile, and the visible impact of the loss can be even more apparent. However, dental implant restorations are designed to address more than just the surface concerns of tooth loss. They work by replacing your lost teeth roots and reestablishing their vital functions, helping to preserve your smile’s foundation in addition to restoring its appearance and function.
The art of replacing lost teeth
The most noticeable results of losing one or more teeth are those that you can immediately feel and see. Traditionally, dental restorations such as bridges, partial dentures, and complete dentures address these concerns by providing highly realistic, durable, and custom-designed replacements for your teeth’s crowns. This allows you to regain much of your bite’s ability to function properly, and the confidence of showing off a full and healthy-looking smile. The art of replacing your lost teeth roots, however, is another matter. The roots typically rest within your jawbone and are not visible, and replacing them requires biocompatible, root-like dental implant posts.
The comprehensive nature of dental implants
At their core, dental implants are designed to replace the roots of your lost teeth, which means several different things in terms of restoring your smile. Most notably, one or more dental implants can anchor your restoration to your dental ridge with greater comfort and stability than traditional restorations. This not only makes your restoration more comfortable, but also restores more of your bite’s full function and ability to eat a greater variety of foods. Though it may be less obvious, the nature of dental implants also means that your jawbone structure will heal to their surfaces, allowing them to reestablish the vital functions of your teeth roots that relate to the health and integrity of your smile’s foundation.
The long-term work of preserving your smile
Your teeth roots do a lot more work than you may realize, and much of it involves maintaining their own foundation of strong, healthy jawbone structure. They do this by stimulating the bone structure every time you bite and chew, which promotes a healthy flow of nutrient-rich blood throughout your jawbone. Losing one or more teeth roots will immediately cause this stimulation to diminish, and along with it, the supply nutrients that your jawbone receives. After your jawbone heals to their surfaces, however, dental implants can reestablish this stimulation and do more to preserve your smile’s long-term health and integrity.
Learn how dental implants work to restore your smile
By building your restoration up from its supportive foundation, dental implants work to restore nearly every function of your healthy, natural teeth. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.