As dental implants have become increasingly more popular over the last several decades, more people who’ve experienced tooth loss have been able to benefit from completely restoring and preserving their smiles. Their many different benefits have also become more widely recognized, especially as the long-term advantages of replacing lost teeth roots have become more apparent over time. Today, we examine why dental implants are so successful at restoring and preserving the smiles of patients who’ve experienced tooth loss by answering a few common question people often have about them.
How do dental implant posts work?
Dental implants and their ability to replace lost teeth roots changed the way restorative dentistry approaches tooth replacement. Until dental implants, the most lifelike dental restorations were only able to replicate the appearance and function of the visible parts of your lost teeth, known as their crowns. Dental implant posts introduced a more lifelike way to replace lost teeth by providing a biocompatible solution to replacing lost teeth roots. Each post is crafted from biocompatible titanium, and when placed within your jawbone, the surrounding bone structure fuses to the implant post’s surface.
Who qualifies for dental implants?
Dental implants are designed to support lifelike dental crowns, bridges, and full-arch restorations so that they can more closely mimic the way healthy, natural teeth function. Because of their biocompatibility and the way in which they’re designed to integrate with healthy jawbone structure, dental implants can be a viable solution for most people, regardless of the extent of their tooth loss. However, qualifying for dental implant placement requires a healthy, strong jawbone and the absence of periodontal disease, or treatment to address underlying concerns with either, if necessary.
How do they benefit your long-term oral health?
The immediate results of supporting your restoration on implant posts is that it can feel and perform more like your healthy, natural teeth. Without dental crowns or adhesives required to support it, your restoration can also blend in more naturally with your remaining healthy, natural teeth. Yet, the longer-term advantages of dental implants can have more significant consequences for your oral health. For example, by replacing lost teeth roots, you can restore stimulation in your jawbone and prevent some of the more damaging consequences of missing teeth roots.
Learn more about dental implants
If you have more questions about dental implants, then call us and we’ll be happy to answer them! To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.