The choice to replace one or more teeth after they’ve been lost is an important one, and in some ways, it can be more complex than it seems on the surface. For example, the addition of dental implant posts to a custom-designed dental crown, bridge, or denture can do more for your restoration and your oral health than you might realize at first. Today, we examine why dental implants may be a good way to support your replacement teeth, including what they do for your oral health as well as the many ways in which they improve the comfort and function of your restoration.
The many different factors of tooth loss
When it comes to rebuilding your smile after tooth loss, several of the more important goals are obvious. For example, the missing teeth leave empty spaces in your dental ridges that impact your bite’s ability to function properly. Therefore, your restoration should be custom-designed to restore your bite’s balance by mimicking the healthy, natural versions of your lost teeth. This also helps address the cosmetic concerns that stem from the appearance of missing teeth, allowing your restoration to reestablish your confidence in your smile. However, some of the less immediately noticeable impacts of tooth loss involve the parts of your teeth that you can’t see – your teeth roots.
Why supporting your replacement teeth matters
Your healthy, natural teeth owe much of their stability to the support of their healthy roots, and the loss of these roots can have a greater impact on your oral health the longer it’s left unaddressed. For conventional dental bridges and dentures, their ability to reestablish your bite function doesn’t extend to reestablishing the support of your teeth roots. Only dental implants, which are designed the mimic the form of function of healthy, natural teeth roots, can provide this level of support, as well as address the many consequences that losing teeth roots can have on your long-term oral health.
Benefiting from more lifelike dental implants
Having one or more dental implant posts support your custom dental restoration offers several immediate advantages. For instance, the stability, comfort, and support they offer when you bite and chew will feel more like your healthy, natural teeth. Also, the prosthetic teeth roots eliminate the need to modify any surrounding healthy tooth structure to support your restoration. In addition, replacing lost teeth roots helps rebuild the connection between your teeth and their supportive jawbone structure. As you bite and chew, the implant posts will stimulate the bone structure, helping ensure that it maintains its healthy flow of minerals and nutrients.
Learn if implants can support your restoration
Replacing your lost tooth or teeth should help you regain most or all of your bite function, which dental implants may be able to help you accomplish more successfully. To learn more, contact our office by calling Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY, today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-1678.