Your smile and oral health benefit greatly when you replace one or more teeth that have been lost. With the right tooth replacement, your smile can regain its healthy appearance and your bite can once again function properly. Yet, conventional tooth replacement options, such as porcelain dental bridges, partial dentures, and complete dentures, still have room for improvement. Despite their often highly lifelike appearance, conventional replacement teeth don’t include replacements for your lost teeth’s roots. Today, we examine how dental implants can give your restoration more root-like support, and the ways in which this can improve its quality and function.
It’s overall ability to function
The most important function of your teeth is to bite and chew your food, which requires a substantial level of stability. For your healthy, natural teeth, the roots that are embedded in your jawbone provide this stability with optimal efficiency, allowing your teeth to withstand an immense amount of bite pressure. Dental implant posts, which are designed to mimic the way healthy, natural teeth function, are the only way to give your custom dental restoration this same level of stability. With prosthetic roots to support it, your replacement tooth or teeth will be able to function more like your healthy, natural teeth.
The lifelike appearance of your restoration
The stability of your dental restoration is essential to its ability to function properly, but it can also have an impact on the lifelike appearance of your replacement teeth. When you bite, chew, speak, or smile, your restoration shouldn’t shift or move. When it’s anchored by one or more dental implants, shifting and moving are no longer a problem for your restoration. Not only do the implants keep your restoration secured to your dental ridge, but they also do more to preserve the bone structure of this ridge and preventing it from shrinking due to a lack of stimulation.
The long-term advantages to your smile
Keeping your restoration more stable when you bite and chew, and improving its overall appearance when you show off your smile, are important benefits to replacing lost teeth roots with dental implants. However, reestablishing the functions of these roots provides several important long-term advantages to your smile and oral health, as well. For example, dental implant posts not only support your dental restoration, but also provide vital stimulation to the jawbone structure where you’ve lost teeth roots. This stimulation is key to preserving your jawbone’s strength and integrity, which relies on it to sustain its flow of essential minerals and nutrients.
Learn more about dental implant restorations
With one or more dental implants, your restoration can enjoy several important improvements to its overall comfort and function. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX, today at (936) 441-4600.