Restoring your smile means something different depending on what your specific oral health concerns are. When you’ve lost one or more teeth, however, it typically means replacing your lost teeth as soon as possible, and with the right, custom-designed and implant-supported dental restoration. Restoring a smile that’s lost one or more teeth involves more than just addressing the loss of your teeth, but also helping to prevent or stem to consequences that can result from the loss.

1. Regaining confidence in your smile’s appearance

The loss of one or more teeth often has highly noticeable visual effects on your smile, and addressing those effects is often one of the more immediate goals of replacing them. This is best accomplished when your dental restoration is crafted from highly lifelike dental materials, such as porcelain or zirconia, which can closely replicate your healthy, natural tooth structure to create a highly lifelike tooth replacement. The confidence you regain can be even higher when your lifelike restoration is supported by root-like dental implant posts, which provide a higher level of support than traditional restorations can provide.

2. Restoring your bite’s ability to function

When you experience tooth loss, the impact to your overall bite function can also be profound. For example, your remaining teeth’s ability to balance your bite’s pressure can be interrupted, exposing them to excessive amounts of pressure that could lead to other serious oral health concerns. Replacing your extracted teeth and their roots allows you to most of your bite’s full function, including its proper balance and ability to maintain that balance when you bite and chew your food. Dental implants are particularly useful in achieving this goal, as they can provide your restoration with enhanced support and stability.

3. Preserving the rest of your oral health

Your teeth are the central parts of your biting and chewing functions, but they serve more purposes than you may realize in your overall oral health. For example, every time you bite and chew, the stimulation of your teeth roots within your jawbone structure helps maintain a healthy flow of nutrients to the bone structure. Dental implants are the only way to reestablish this stimulation after you’ve lost one or more teeth roots, and therefore, help you better preserve your long-term oral health.

Learn more about the importance of tooth replacement

Replacing your lost or extracted teeth with a dental implant-supported restoration can achieve several important goals in preserving your smile. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.