The point of replacing lost teeth with a lifelike restoration isn’t just to rebuild your smile’s appearance and bite function, but also to preserve what remains of your healthy, natural teeth and oral structures. There are many different consequences to losing one or more teeth, and those consequences can continue to have a detrimental impact on your smile long after you’ve experienced tooth loss. For many patients, the best way to avoid these consequences or stop them from getting worse is to replace their lost teeth with an appropriate number of dental implants.

What you need after experiencing tooth loss

Tooth loss is typically the result of another oral health concern that’s been allowed to progress until it’s reached its severe stages. Therefore, one of the first things you need to do after experiencing tooth loss is to address the underlying cause of it before it can cause more harm to your oral health. The specific causes of tooth loss can vary from patient to patient, though many people owe it to the progression of severe gum disease. Once your gum disease or other oral health concern is brought under control, the next step to preserving your smile is to replace as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.

How dental implants provide optimal support

The only way to restore and preserve your smile after tooth loss is to replace your lost tooth or teeth, and dental implants offer the most lifelike solution for doing so. Dental implants are small, biocompatible posts that are designed to mimic and replicate healthy, natural teeth roots. Each post is designed to absorb a maximum amount of your bite’s pressure, much like a healthy tooth root, and can offer optimal, highly lifelike support for your custom restoration.

The long-term results of dental implant placement

When you replace your lost teeth roots, the benefits to your smile are numerous. For your restoration’s performance, the more lifelike anchors allow you to bite and chew more foods with greater comfort and ease. By anchoring your restoration to your dental ridge the way roots anchor your healthy, natural teeth, dental implants can enhance your restoration’s overall stability as well as its comfort. Also, the placement of one or more implant posts can reestablish vital stimulation in your jawbone that helps preserve its health and integrity much longer than a traditional restoration can.

Learn how dental implants can preserve your smile

After experiencing tooth loss, replacing your lost teeth with dental implants could provide the best way to preserve your smile’s long-term health and integrity. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.