The main reason why addressing any oral health concern as soon as possible is because, in most cases, they’ll continue to get worse until you do. When it comes to addressing tooth loss, however, some of the consequences can continue to impact your smile even after you’ve received a custom restoration. That’s because the loss of tooth involves losing more than what conventional dental restorations can replace. Today, we look at the importance of replacing lost teeth roots, and why dental implants are essential to replacing your smile.

Your bite’s function relies on it

The stability of your replacement teeth plays an important role in their ability to restore your healthy bite function, which is one of the most important goals of replacing your lost teeth. The quality of this function relies on several different aspects, such as the ability of your teeth and restoration to fully absorb the pressure of biting and chewing. While conventional restorations can help restore much of this function, the lack of roots can limit their ability to help you fully regain it. Fortunately, dental implants can provide a level of comfort and security that closely resembles that of your healthy, natural teeth by replacing your lost teeth roots.

Some problems can get worse

After receiving a conventional dental bridge or denture, many of the more noticeable impacts of tooth loss can be resolved. Your smile’s appearance can be full and healthy again, and the balance in your bite will return when you eat most types of foods. However, some of the problems resulting from the loss of your teeth roots will continue to worsen, and may begin to impact your restoration’s quality. For example, the bone structure where your teeth roots once rested can lose mass and density due to the lack of stimulation. This can cause your dental ridge to shrink and your bridge or denture to no longer fit properly.

You’re restoring more than just your smile

When you choose dental implants to support your custom restoration, the ability to replace your lost teeth roots means you can restore more of your bite’s function and prevent more of the problems related to tooth loss. This includes preserving the foundation of your smile more effectively, as dental implant posts are able to reestablish the stimulation in your jawbone that helps promote its long-term health and integrity.

Learn why replacing lost teeth is important

Losing teeth affects nearly every aspect of your oral health, which is why replacing them with a lifelike restoration is so important. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.