Tooth loss isn’t just about newly formed gaps in your smile. The continuing effects of lost teeth can spell the destruction of your smile if you don’t address the issue promptly. Luckily, knowing the truth about lost teeth and your options for replacing them can help you make the right decision for the longevity of your smile. Today, we explore the benefits of dental implants for replacing your lost teeth, including how they can help your smile’s foundation remain strong in the long-run.
More Lifelike Support for Replacement Teeth
The visible parts of your teeth, called crowns, are essential for biting, chewing, speaking, and filling out your smile. They can usually be replaced with a dental bridge, partial denture, or full denture (depending on the severity of your tooth loss). Such dental prosthetics are custom-crafted specifically for your smile and designed to closely match your natural teeth. To function properly, however, they require support, which is typically achieved using inconspicuous clasps and dental adhesives. By following the example of your natural teeth, dental implants offer unmatched support for your replacement teeth by serving as prosthetic tooth roots. With a base firmly secured in your jawbone, your dental implant-supported replacements can operate with the same security and confidence as your natural teeth, allowing you to once again enjoy the benefits of a fully-functioning smile.
The Long-Term Benefits
The benefits of replacing your entire tooth go beyond improved stability. Your teeth’s roots and the jawbone that holds them rely on each other for continued good health; your jawbone supplies your teeth with minerals and nutrients through their roots, and the stimulation of your teeth’s roots helps maintain the nutrient supply to your jawbone. Replacing lost tooth roots with the appropriate number of dental implants helps maintain this nutrient supply, preserving your jawbone’s health in the midst of lost tooth roots.
Learn More About the Benefits of Dental Implants
If you’ve lost teeth, then speak with your dentist to find out if you can benefit from one or more dental implants. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.