When it comes to your oral function, your teeth and other structures play a massive role. After all, the relationship between your crowns, roots, and jaw contribute to daily activities such as biting, chewing, eating, and even enunciating. When even a single structure is missing, your function takes a hit. What’s more? The situation only gets worse as more and more teeth become infected, meaning seeking treatment sooner than later is imperative to your health. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX oral surgeon takes a look at consecutive tooth loss and how an implant-secured dental bridge prioritizes your health and function.
Supporting Bite Pressure
It goes without saying that your teeth are necessary for daily activities such as eating, but did you know that there is much more going on behind the scenes? Indeed, the ability to properly bite and support the pressure is made possible through a system of interworking parts.
Every tooth is comprised of two main parts: the root and the crown. The crown is primarily used in biting and chewing, being able to separate food into smaller, more digestible sections. To do this, however, your crown relies heavily on the root and the jaw.
Your roots reside securely stationed in the jaw bone. This connection allows your crowns to properly support the pressure of your bite without falter. What’s more? Your root helps stimulate the jaw bone and keep it strong, preventing degradation from occurring over time. Without even a single tooth, all aspects of your bite are compromised, and your structures must work harder to accommodate for the new gap. To learn more about this process, reach out to our team today.
Proper Daily Function
Once an individual loses a natural structure to disease or decay, his or her chances of losing adjacent teeth increase exponentially. Because of this, it is imperative to seek treatment as soon as possible, otherwise you may end up with an even bigger space to fill.
To address consecutive tooth loss, a dental bridge can span the gap and help reestablish function all in one go through the added benefits of biocompatible implant posts. You see, these posts function as artificial roots, allowing your new restoration to once again absorb bite pressure as well as provide a secure connection.
A Seamless Finish
A major benefit that arises from custom implant restorations is the ability to create them in a way that closely mimics your natural teeth. Indeed, you will not have to worry about a noticeable treatment, and will be able to enjoy a full and complete smile with a seamless appearce.
Learn More Today
For more information about implant-retained dental bridges or to schedule your initial consultation with our team, contact The Dental Implant Place in Fort Worth, TX by calling 817-560-0414 today.