When most people consider the benefits that come with dental implants, the main aspects they think of involve the way the restoration is supported to the dental ridge, and the confidence that comes with greater comfort and stability. These and the many other benefits of dental implants are essential to the long-term performance of your restoration, especially when it comes to maintaining its initial level of comfort and stability. However, there are also several more immediately noticeable benefits that come with dental implants, including the ability to care for your smile and practice regular dental hygiene effectively.
What having dental implants means
The nature of dental implant restorations is to more closely mimic the complete structures of your healthy, natural teeth. That includes the roots of your lost teeth, which traditional restorations aren’t designed to replace. This means that your dental restoration is more securely anchored to your dental ridge and doesn’t require the addition of things like supportive dental crowns, hidden clasps, and/or adhesives. With the support of one or more root-like posts, your dental bridge or full-arch restoration can look, feel, and perform more like your healthy, natural teeth.
What this means on a daily basis
The ability to mimic the way your healthy, natural teeth are supported gives dental implant restorations a level of comfort and stability that you can notice almost immediately. For example, your restoration will feel more secure when you bite and chew your foods, including those that may be difficult to bite and chew with a traditional restoration. Also, brushing and flossing your teeth and restoration each day can be more effective thanks to the more natural form of your dental implants. By making it easier to keep your teeth and restoration clean each day, you can lower your risks of experiencing any problems that may develop from an excess buildup of dental plaque.
What you can do to care for your dental implants
The greatest advantage of a dental implant restoration over a more conventional one is its ability to replicate your natural tooth structure. The ease with which you can continue practicing dental hygiene adds to this advantage, as good hygiene is essential to preserving the health and integrity of your smile in the future. Conditions such as gum disease, which could threaten your gums, teeth, and the stability of your dental implants, can be one of several potential problems that good dental hygiene can help you avoid after you’ve received your dental implant restoration.
Learn how to practice good hygiene with dental implants
When you replace one or more lost teeth with dental implants, caring for your smile on a daily basis can be simpler and more effective than it is with most traditional restorations. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.