The most obvious thing that dental implants replace is your teeth. The lifelike restorations, complete with root-like anchors, are designed to complete your smile after you’ve experienced the loss of one or more teeth. However, the specific factors of your oral health that are affected by tooth loss also benefit when you rebuild your smile with more lifelike implants. Today, we examine a few of those factors, and how they can benefit when you choose to rebuild your smile with a custom dental implant restoration.
The quality of your bite function
Your bite’s ability to function relies on your upper and lower dental ridges being complete, and replacing lost teeth is vital to restoring this function. The addition of dental implant posts and the more lifelike support they provide has been essential in helping many patients regain a higher level of their bite function. This includes being able to enjoy a wider variety of foods without damaging their restorations or displacing them, meaning you don’t have to alter your diet dramatically after receiving your restoration.
The integrity of your oral and facial structures
The quality of your bite function is a direct and immediate factor in your tooth loss and in the quality of your dental restoration. However, it’s only one factor that relies on healthy, natural teeth, or a biocompatible replacement for lost teeth roots. Other factors include the health and integrity of your jawbone structure, which depends on the stimulation that your teeth roots provide when you bite and chew, as well as the surrounding facial structures. Dental implants give your restoration the support of root-like anchors, and also gives it the ability to preserve your oral and facial structures more successfully.
The confidence of a full, healthy smile
Replacing lost teeth is a significant step in regaining your confidence in your smile, but that confidence can still be affected by the quality of your restoration. For instance, if it shifts often or seems to not fit your dental ridge properly, then it may not do a good job of restoring your confidence in your smile’s appearance. Dental implants are able to prevent the shifting or loosening of your dental over time by anchoring it in place, which makes your replacement teeth more lifelike both in appearance and in function.
Learn what else dental implants can improve
Dental implants improve a restoration’s ability to mimic healthy, natural teeth, which also improves several other aspects of your oral health. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.