Restoring your smile after tooth loss is important for many reasons, including restoring its healthy and natural appearance. Those reasons include stopping the diminishing impact that the loss can have on your oral health overall, and helping your bite regain its proper balance and function. With a dental implant restoration, you can do more to restore your smile following tooth loss than you may be able to with a conventional restoration. This is thanks to their ability to replace the roots of your lost teeth, which are a key to many of your teeth’s more intricate functions.

What your smile lost along with your teeth

The loss of a tooth is often more profound than patients realize, and involves more than the loss of the tooth’s visible crown. Your smile also loses the root of the tooth, which not only supported its crown, but also played an important part in maintaining your dental ridge’s strength and integrity. If you replace one or more lost teeth with a conventional dental bridge or denture, then you can restore the functions of your lost teeth’s crowns. However, only dental implants can give your smile back the stimulation that it received from your lost teeth roots.

What dental implants accomplish for your smile

Dental implants are biocompatible posts that are made to replace lost teeth roots within your dental ridge. Each individual post is made from biocompatible titanium, and once its placed where your lost tooth root once rested, the surrounding bone structure will accept it as compatible and bond to its surface. This creates a durable and effective replacement for your lost tooth root, enabling it to support your custom dental restoration as well as reestablish the functions of the root that contribute to your dental ridge’s long-term integrity.

How this improves your oral health long-term

When you replace the lost crowns of your teeth with a conventional dental bridge or denture, you can largely restore the immediate function of your bite. Yet, replacing your lost teeth roots has both immediate and long-term advantages over conventional replacements. For example, in addition to stimulating your jawbone structure when you bite and chew, dental implants also improve the overall stability and comfort of your replacement teeth. Implants eliminate the need for supportive structures like hidden clasps, abutment teeth and crowns, and adhesives to support your restoration, and create a more lifelike system of restoring your bite’s full function.

Learn what dental implants can do for your smile

Your smile loses a lot when you experience tooth loss, and a dental implant restoration may be the best way to restore most of its health and function. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.