Replacing lost teeth is an intricate process, and the goal of your restoration should mimic your healthy, natural teeth in more than just appearance. For example, with the help of dental implants, modern restorations not only restore the visible parts of your teeth, but can also replicate much of the stability that your healthy teeth enjoy thanks to their roots. Today, we take a look at several of the important, positive impacts that dental implants can have on your smile, especially those that result from the replacement of your lost teeth roots.
Giving your smile its roots back
Dental implants are small posts that are designed specifically to replace the roots of lost or extracted teeth. By doing so, they can offer enhanced support for a custom-designed restoration, such as a dental crown, bridge, or denture, that’s crafted to replace the visible parts of your lost teeth. The ability to replace your lost teeth roots is unique to dental implant restorations, and the advantages of this ability can have profound implications for your immediate and long-term oral health. For instance, implants offer the only solution for stabilizing your crown, bridge, or denture in a way that closely mimics your healthy, natural teeth roots.
Providing better support for your smile
The support of your custom dental restoration can mean more for its performance than you might realize at first. In addition to the improved comfort of having implant posts anchor your restoration in place, the more stable supportive roots also allow your restoration to withstand more of your bite’s pressure over longer periods of time. Unlike conventional restorations, one supported by dental implants won’t lose its grip over time, either, and won’t shift uncomfortably because of it. Because of this, your restoration may last longer without needing to be repaired or replaced.
Preserving your smile’s future more effectively
The benefits of having roots to anchor it in place can significantly improve several aspects of your dental restoration, but it also has an important role in preserving the future of your oral health, as well. One of the more devastating consequences of losing a tooth is the loss of the tooth’s root, which can impact the bone structure that supported it. Only a dental implant post can restore the root’s function, including stimulating and preserving the strength of the bone structure to improve the state of your oral health in the future.
Learn how dental implants can impact your smile
Replacing lost teeth roots with dental implants can positively impact your smile and oral health in many different ways. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us by calling the office of Dr. Stuart Dexter in Prairie Village, KS, today at 913-362-8200.