In general dental health care, restoring a tooth can often be accomplished simply, and the benefits include restoring your smile’s health and integrity with optimal results. However, when you lose one or more teeth, restoring your smile means replacing them with the most lifelike tooth replacement options available. For many people who experience tooth loss, those options include a custom-designed restoration that’s supported by one or more dental implant posts, which mimic the support that natural teeth roots provide healthy teeth.

The causes of tooth loss and extraction

The reason restoring a tooth is often preferable to replacing it is because it’s typically better to preserve your healthy, natural tooth structure. With the right dental restoration, this is possible even when a tooth is severely decayed or damaged. However, extreme cases can make the tooth more of a liability to the rest of your oral health, and a dental restoration may not be able to fully restore the tooth. If the tooth is lost or needs to be extracted, then it may be the results of extreme damage to the tooth’s structure, a severe internal infection, a loss of supportive gum tissues and jawbone structure, or more.

What the loss of your tooth means for your smile

Losing or extracting a tooth can have devastating impacts on your oral health if the loss isn’t addressed as soon as possible. Most of the impacts that matter most to your oral health include the loss of your tooth’s root and the stimulation that it provided your jawbone structure. This diminished stimulation can result in the loss of bone mass and density in your jaw, increasing your risks of losing more teeth and experiencing the visual impacts of jawbone erosion, often referred to as facial collapse.

Rebuilding your smile with dental implants

When you experience tooth loss, the goal of restoring your smile isn’t to fortify the tooth in question, but to replace it in a way that fully restores the lost tooth’s vital functions and its role in your oral health. The reason dental implants are often the ideal solution for restoring smiles after tooth loss is because they can provide your replacement tooth or teeth with biocompatible, root-like supportive posts. Replacing lost teeth roots is vital to restoring your smile, and is why dental implants may be the best option for fully restoring your smile and bite function.

Learn how dental implants can fully restore your smile

Restoring your smile sometimes means replacing a tooth that’s lost or has to be extracted. With dental implants, you can achieve that goal more successfully. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.