The best way to restore your smile after tooth loss is to find the most lifelike replacement for the ones you’ve lost. In many cases, that means supporting your dental crown, bridge, or denture on one or more dental implants, which are the only way to reestablish the support of your lost teeth roots. At our Dallas, TX, dental office, we may recommend placing an appropriate number of dental implants to support your restoration thanks to their many benefits, including giving your new smile a healthier and more natural-looking appearance.
What’s the Difference with Dental Implants?
The difference between dental implants and traditional dental prostheses is the way in which they’re supported. Traditional bridges and dentures rely on things like dental crowns and abutment teeth (for a bridge) or adhesive (for a denture) to remain steady while you bite, chew, smile, and speak. By contrast, dental implants are biocompatible posts that are inserted into your jawbone, providing a root-like anchor to secure your replacement teeth to your dental ridge with unmatched comfort and stability.
How Does this Affect Your Smile’s Appearance?
When your replacement teeth are secured in place with the same security as your healthy, natural teeth, they can more closely resemble the healthy versions of the teeth that they’re meant to replace. That includes remaining steady whenever you speak and smile, allowing you to more comfortably bite and chew your food, and not worry about your replacement moving or shifting noticeably. With the right care and maintenance, your dental implant posts can last for life, and because of the enhanced support they provide, your prosthesis may last longer before wearing down and needing repair or replacement.
Other Important Benefits of Dental Implants
In addition to the lifelike and natural-looking support that they provide your replacement teeth, dental implants also provide a wide range of benefits for your oral health. For example, replacing your lost teeth roots restores the stimulation in your jawbone that they used to provide before they were lost. This helps maintain the healthy flow of minerals and nutrients that your jawbone needs to stay strong and healthy, reducing the risks of jawbone erosion (loss of mass and density) and the loss of more teeth.
Replace Teeth More Naturally with Dental Implants
With the help of root-like dental implants, you can replace your lost teeth more naturally and with more lifelike support. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling the Viva Dental Family Dentistry office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).