Unlike more conventional tooth replacement options, dental implants are designed to give your dental restoration a similar level of support as your healthy, natural teeth. That means mimicking the way that your natural teeth roots function, and the way they stabilize your restoration when you bite and chew. The addition of dental implants to your restoration can provide several different benefits, both for your restoration’s immediate comfort and function as well as your long-term oral health and bite function.
The importance of mimicking natural teeth
The goal of all tooth restorations is to closely mimic the appearance and structure of your healthy, natural teeth. This is important for many different reasons, including the preservation of your remaining healthy tooth structure, but it’s especially relevant when it comes to replacing your lost tooth or teeth. This is because most conventional tooth replacement options don’t offer a solution that mimics your lost teeth roots, relying instead on systems such as abutment teeth, hidden clasps, and adhesives. This means a traditional bridge or denture may not address all of the concerns resulting from tooth loss, such as the loss of stimulation resulting from your missing teeth roots.
The long-term function of replacement teeth roots
Replacing your lost teeth roots is the foundation of the important benefits that come with dental implants, and the support they give your restoration is only part o the reason why. Another is the ability to reestablish the function of your lost teeth roots in stimulating and preserving your jawbone structure. After losing teeth roots, your jawbone can gradually lose mass and density due to the diminished stimulation when you bite and chew. Of the many different benefits that implants provide, reestablishing this stimulation and preserving your jawbone’s long-term health and integrity are among the most important.
The versatility to help most tooth loss patients
When designing a conventional dental restoration to rebuild your smile, the type of restoration you receive depends on how many teeth you’ve lost. However, most dental bridges and dentures can be successfully supported with one or multiple dental implant posts, which can be placed individually to offer highly personalized results for every patient. For patients who’ve worn conventional bridges and dentures for years already, the addition of one or more dental implants can prove even more beneficial for their immediate and long-term oral health.
Learn more about the benefits of dental implants
With the ability to create more lifelike replicas of your healthy, natural tooth structure, dental implants can offer several important benefits for your oral health after you’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.