The fact that your teeth don’t heal or regrow any of their lost structure has a significant influence on the goals and procedures involved with restoring your smile. For example, if a tooth is damaged, then restoring it means replacing its lost structure and preventing the damage from getting worse. If a tooth is lost, it means restoring your smile’s former health and integrity will require replacing the tooth with the most lifelike replacement option. For many people, this includes supporting a dental crown, bridge, or full-arch restoration on an appropriate number of dental implant posts.
Mimicking your natural tooth structure
Most modern dental restorations are created with an optimal level of realism. They’re made from highly lifelike materials such as dental porcelain and crafted according to highly precise measurements of patients’ teeth and dental ridges. However, they lack an ability to mimic the roots of your natural teeth, which rest below the gums and are the source of your healthy, natural teeth’s stability. Dental implant posts can provide any size dental restoration with an appropriate number of root-like supportive anchors. This enables the restoration to more closely mimic the entire structures of your healthy, natural teeth, and therefore, more successfully restore your bite’s full function.
Biting and chewing with dental implants
The stability of your replacement tooth or teeth matters most when you’re biting and chewing your food, speaking, or smiling. For instance, when you bite and chew with your restoration, its supportive structures will largely dictate how stable the restoration is under the pressure of your bite. Only dental implants are able to replicate the stability of healthy, natural teeth and their roots, which has a noticeable impact on the quality of your restoration every day. This also prevents some of the concerns that come with more conventional restorations, such as losing their grip and shifting over time.
Long-term advantages of lifelike implants
When you replace your lost teeth roots with dental implant posts, your restoration not only more closely mimics your healthy teeth, but also restores more of their overall functions. This includes more than just biting and chewing, but also supporting the healthy flow of nutrients to your jawbone structure. They accomplish this through their roots, which stimulate the bone structure whenever your teeth are exposed to pressure. With dental implants, your restoration can reestablish this function and help you more successfully restore and preserve your smile long-term.
Restore your smile with lifelike dental implants
Dental implants are able to mimic and restore the functions of your lost teeth with a greater level of realism than conventional dental restorations. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.