Everything about your healthy, natural teeth is unique, which is why the most lifelike tooth replacement options are those that are designed to closely mimic your healthy, natural tooth structures. The results of receiving a quality restoration to replace one or more missing teeth can also be highly personal, depending on the extent of your tooth loss, the state of your oral health, and the specific ways in which the loss has affected your daily life. With a dental implant restoration, you can successfully address all of these concerns and enjoy more comprehensive personal benefits from your replacement teeth.

You can smile as confidently as before

When you experience tooth loss, it results in several important consequences for your immediate and long-term oral health, some more noticeable than others. For example, the appearance of your smile can be the most noticeable impact, as the loss of one or more teeth can significantly change this appearance. A dental implant restoration offers a realistic replacement for your lost teeth by providing your custom-designed restoration with one or more root-like anchors. This improves the stability of your restoration so that it sits more comfortably and securely, and blends in more discreetly with the healthy teeth around it, restoring your confidence every time you show off your smile.

Your bite doesn’t feel off or uncomfortable

With many conventional dental restorations, the quality of the restoration helps ensure that it appears as natural as possible and remains nearly indistinguishable from the rest of your healthy teeth. However, the lack of a root-like support system can leave the restoration less stable than your natural teeth, which can impact how the restoration feels when you bite and chew with it. Though not uncomfortable, it may seem off, and the supportive dental crowns of your bridge or the clasps of your partial denture might constantly remind you of the restoration’s presence. By mimicking natural teeth roots to support your restoration, dental implants can eliminate these concerns and give your restoration a level of comfort that makes it feel like a natural part of your smile.

Your facial structures don’t react to tooth loss

One of the more significant and long-term impacts of tooth loss results from the empty space left in your dental ridge when the roots of your teeth are no longer present. This empty space, and the lack of stimulation without a root present, can result in a loss of mass and density in your dental ridges. As your jawbone shrinks, it can visibly affect the surrounding facial structures, as well, leading to a condition known as facial collapse (where the face appears to sag due to reduced mass and density in the jawbone structure). Dental implants are the only solution for reestablishing stimulation in your dental ridge after tooth loss, supporting your restoration more comfortably as well as preventing the visible impacts of facial collapse.

Learn how you can personally benefit from dental implants

The benefits of replacing lost teeth with a dental implant restoration can directly impact your overall quality of life in several different ways. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.