The ability to replace one or more lost teeth with highly lifelike replacements isn’t new to the world of modern dentistry. Solutions such as custom-designed dental bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures have long helped people regain their smiles and quality of life after suffering from tooth loss. However, not all modern dental restorations are the same, and those that are supported by an appropriate number of dental implant posts can often provide more lifelike results, and lifelong benefits, compared to more conventional ones.
The value of implanting your replacement teeth
Custom-made dental bridges and dentures have been a solution for replacing lost teeth for centuries. However, the ability to support them on root-like dental implants has only been mainstream for a few decades. Dental implants consist of biocompatible titanium posts that mimic your healthy, natural teeth roots, and allow your jawbone to fuse to them once they’ve been surgically placed. This creates a support system for your replacement teeth that closely mimics the roots of your healthy teeth, and can offer comparable support for your restoration when you bite, chew, speak, smile, and more.
The benefits you experience when you bite and chew
The quality of your replacement teeth lies largely in how well it’s able to restore your ability to bite and chew your food properly. With traditional dental bridges and dentures, you can regain much of this ability thanks to the lifelike tooth replacements that rest above your gums. However, the stability of your restoration won’t match that of your natural teeth, and therefore, your bite function can be somewhat inhibited. Giving your restoration one or more dental implants to rest on, instead, can enhance its overall stability and allow you to successfully bite and chew a greater variety of foods. You can also eliminate the risk of your restoration moving uncomfortably along your dental ridge.
The advantages to your long-term oral health
Having a restoration that feels and acts more like your healthy, natural teeth can be of significant benefit to your restoration’s immediate function. Yet, the value of replacing your lost teeth roots also involves more profound impacts, such as stopping the loss of mass and density in your jawbone after losing one or more teeth roots. The stimulation that is lost when you lose teeth roots can negatively impact the health and integrity of your jawbone structure, leading to further problems (including heightened risks of losing more teeth). Dental implants can offer more comprehensive long-term benefits by reestablishing stimulation in your dental ridge and preventing the loss of mass and density in its bone structure.
Enhance your restoration with dental implants
Dental implants give your custom-designed restoration a level of realism that’s only possible by replacing your lost teeth roots. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.