Replacing lost teeth is an important part of quality dental care for many patients. Traditionally, a custom-made dental bridge or denture can help most tooth loss patients regain most of their bite function and the confidence in their smiles’ appearance. Today, however, increasingly more people who experience tooth loss are benefiting from adding dental implants to their restorations. Dental implants are small, root-like posts that can be inserted into the bone structure of your dental ridge. With their support, your restoration can function more like your healthy, natural teeth, and provide more lifelike results in fully rebuilding your smile.

The point of dental implant posts

While traditional dental restorations are made to replicate the visible portions of your lost teeth, dental implants are designed to mimic the healthy, natural roots of your teeth. This means that they must be placed within your jawbone structure, where the roots of your lost teeth used to rest, in order to perform their duties. As replacements for lost teeth roots, dental implants are designed to offer lifelike support for your custom-designed dental restoration. With one or multiple dental implant posts, you can more successfully bounce back from tooth loss to any degree.

The advantages to having dental implants

Conventional dental bridges and dentures can do an excellent job of restoring a smile that’s lost one or more teeth, but their lack of supportive roots can inhibit their ability to fully restore it. One of the most significant benefits of having dental implants is giving your restoration a greater level of comfort and stability as you bite and chew with it. In addition to improving your restoration’s comfort, having dental implants also means that you can restore the vital functions of your lost teeth roots, such as stimulating your jawbone to maintain its healthy supply of minerals and nutrients.

If you already have a restoration

Patients that have experienced tooth loss and received a conventional dental bridge or denture know the importance of replacing their lost teeth. Yet, they can also benefit even more from upgrading their restorations with an appropriate number of dental implant posts. Because conventional restorations don’t replace lost teeth roots, they can’t fully mimic the support of healthy, natural teeth. By upgrading their restorations, they can enjoy more lifelike restorations and improve the state of their long-term oral health.

Learn more about dental implant restorations

For many tooth loss patients, the most successful dental restoration is one that’s supported by one or more dental implant posts. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.