When you receive a restoration to replace one or more lost teeth, the addition of dental implants to support it can do a lot to support its long-term success. By replacing your lost teeth roots, the implant posts give your restoration a more stable and secure level of support, which grants it a more lifelike feel and the ability to restore more of your bite’s function. Yet, the success of your dental implants and restoration also rely on several other factors, including the overall state of your oral health, and how well you care for your implant restoration after you receive it.

Ensuring your smile is free of chronic problems

Tooth loss is a significant problem for your oral health, but the loss of your teeth isn’t always the entirety of it. For many people, tooth loss occurs because of an underlying oral health concern, such as periodontal (gum) disease, that’s allowed to grow severe over time. This means the loss of one or more teeth isn’t the end of the problem. To prevent it from affecting the success of your dental implant restoration, you may need to undergo treatment first to address the cause of your tooth loss.

Building up your smile’s foundation

One of the reasons why problems like gum disease lead to tooth loss is because they directly impact one or more aspects of your smile’s foundation. For instance, gum disease progressively erodes your gum tissues and, in severe cases, the underlying jawbone structure of your dental ridge. This can leave one or more teeth without the level of support they need to remain in place and functioning properly. Rebuilding your smile may require rebuilding this foundation, and in severe cases, this may require treatment such as jawbone grafting to rebuild this foundation’s strength and integrity.

Caring for your implants and restoration

It’s important to prepare your smile and oral health before implant placement in order to support the long-term success of your smile’s restoration. Yet, it’s just as important to continue caring for your smile and dental implant restoration afterward. For instance, practicing good dental hygiene by brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once every day will help ensure that gum disease doesn’t flare back up, or develop if it hasn’t already. It’s equally important to continue visiting your dentist on a regular basis for professional exams and cleanings, and to ensure that your dental implants and restoration don’t experience any problems.

Improve the success of your smile’s restoration

Replacing one or more lost teeth roots with dental implants can restore more of your smile and oral health. Yet, the long-term success of your implants and restoration will depend on your continued support. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.