Replacing lost teeth can sometimes have a more significant impact on your long-term oral health than you realize at first, especially when it comes to replacing lost teeth roots. Your natural teeth roots rest within sockets in your dental ridge, which gives them the stability they need to properly support your teeth as you bite and chew with them. However, there are other profound connections between your teeth roots and your oral health, and when you lose one, the connection can only be restored with the help of a dental implant post.

The totality of your natural tooth structure

The visible crowns of your teeth are the most immediately noticeable parts of your smile, but the roots of your teeth are not something that traditional dental restorations are designed to replace. Despite this, the root of your tooth is essential to the healthy and integrity of your tooth’s crown, and losing it can have more devastating consequences for your oral health than the things you notice right away. For example, one of the most important connections between your teeth and oral health involves the way in which your teeth roots stimulate your jawbone when you bite and chew.

The importance of roots to natural teeth

The roots of your teeth offer more support for their health and integrity than just anchoring them to your dental ridge. The stimulation that roots provide to your dental ridge are also vital to maintaining a healthy flow of nutrients to your jawbone structure. In addition to offering structural support for your teeth as they function, this connection gives your teeth an important role in maintaining the long-term health and integrity of your smile’s foundation. To avoid losing mass and density in your dental ridge due to diminished stimulation, you can reestablish the connection by choosing to replace your lost teeth with a dental implant-supported restoration.

Reestablishing the connection with dental implants

Patients who receive dental implants to replace their lost teeth can often enjoy several important advantages to their immediate and long-term oral health. Most importantly, dental implants reestablish the many connections that your teeth roots create between your teeth and the rest of your oral health. This helps reduce or eliminate the process of losing mass and density in your jawbone structure, as the implant posts will be stimulated every time you bite and chew with your restoration. This not only improves the stability of your replacement teeth, but also helps promote a stronger, healthier jawbone long after you’ve experienced tooth loss.

Learn what dental implants can do for your smile

With their ability to replace your lost teeth roots, dental implants can reestablish more of the vital connection between your lost teeth and the rest 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.