For patients who experience tooth loss, dental implants are often the preferable solution for rebuilding their smiles. Designed to mimic the roots of healthy, natural teeth, dental implants provide a lifelike system of support for a custom-designed tooth replacement, such as a dental crown, bridge, or denture. On the surface, one of the most immediate benefits that dental implants offer is the improved stability of your restoration. However, there are many other benefits to replacing lost teeth roots that don’t directly affect your restoration’s comfort and stability, but can significantly impact your oral health, bite function, facial appearance, and much more.
Recreating more of your tooth structure
Dental implants aren’t designed to completely replace conventional dental restoration designs, but rather, to enhance them. They do this by providing root-like anchors to keep your restoration steady and stable, much like roots do for your healthy teeth. In fact, dental implants are unique in this ability, and with the goal of mimicking your healthy tooth structure, they’re the most comprehensive prosthetic option. Because they’re the only way to replace lost teeth roots and recreate more of your healthy tooth structure, dental implants also do more for your smile and oral health when it comes to restoring them.
Establishing a stronger foundation for your smile
As lifelike as many dental prostheses appear, they’re limited in their capacities to restore your bite function due to their less-stable systems of support. Using clasps or dental crowns attached to abutment teeth, bridges and dentures often require you to adjust your diet accordingly to avoid damaging them. However, with the support of dental implants, you don’t have to worry about your dental bridge or denture slipping and shifting painfully when you bite and chew with it, or becoming damaged under routine bite pressure.
Offering better support for your facial structures
The foundation of your smile includes the roots of your teeth and, if appropriate, the implant posts of your restoration. Yet, the support for this foundation lies in the bone structure and periodontal tissues that make up your dental ridges. Losing one or more teeth can impact these structures significantly, mainly following the loss of your teeth roots. In addition to promoting stronger bite function, teeth roots also stimulate the jawbone that supports them, which facilitates a healthy flow of nutrients to the bone structure. Dental implants provide the only solution for reestablishing this stimulation following tooth loss, and therefore, helping to preserve the surrounding facial structures that rely on the support of healthy jawbone.
Learn how you can benefit from dental implants
By mimicking the entire root-and-crown structure of your healthy, natural teeth, dental implants can offer several unique and highly important benefits to your smile, and more. To learn more, call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also serve the residents of Kingwood, Conroe, Livingston, and all surrounding communities.