There are many reasons why you might choose to upgrade a current dental bridge or denture to one that’s supported by dental implant posts. Unlike conventional restorations, dental implants give your replacement teeth the kind of stability and comfort that can only come from supporting your restoration on root-like posts. Today, we take a closer look at what the implications of this can be, and what to consider when choosing to upgrade your restoration with dental implants.
To stop your bridge or denture from shifting
Modern dental bridges and dentures offer a high level of realism in their appearance, thanks largely to the advanced technologies used to design them and the biocompatible materials used to create them. However, their lifelike appearance doesn’t equate to the same level of function that your healthy, natural teeth provide. Without anchors to support them the way roots support your teeth, dental brides and dentures may begin to shift and move uncomfortably as you bite and chew. The restoration will need to be routinely adjusted or replaced to accommodate for this change, and the discomfort of it can often be enough to make upgrading your next restoration with dental implants more than worth it.
To better preserve your smile’s foundation
Keeping your dental restoration more secure is only one of the many benefits that come with dental implant posts. Another is the ability to better preserve your smile’s foundation by stimulating your jawbone when you bite and chew. This can have significant implications for your long-term oral health, as this stimulation is vital to your jawbone maintaining its mass and density long-term. With dental implants, your restoration can more successfully restore and preserve your smile’s health and integrity.
To reduce the risk of further tooth loss
The compounding effects of losing teeth roots and losing mass and density in your jawbone can lead to a significantly higher risk of losing more teeth. Because of this, many people who replace their lost teeth with a conventional restoration will need to address tooth loss again in the future. One of the more profound benefits of dental implants is helping you avoid this increased risk and improving your chances of preserving the rest of your healthy, natural teeth.
Learn about upgrading your restoration
Given the many different advantages that come with replacing lost teeth roots, it’s often worth upgrading a conventional bridge or denture with an appropriate number of dental implant posts. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.