Unless you’ve already worn dental implants for a while, it can sometimes seem difficult to differentiate what makes them more advantageous than more traditional restorations. Aside from the fact that they replace your lost teeth roots, you might not understand just how serious the implications are to your oral health. Today, we examine a few ways in which dental implants help rebuild your smile after you’ve recently lost a tooth, or when your current tooth replacement needs to be improved or replaced.
You just lost a tooth
If you’ve recently experienced tooth loss, then the benefits of replacing the tooth as soon as possible with a dental implants can impact your oral health well into the future. Of the many different impacts that result from tooth loss, those that have the biggest consequences are often those that result from the missing tooth root. Without the root, your jawbone can grow weaker and weaker over time due the reduced stimulation it receives. The sooner you replace the root with a dental implant post and restoration, the greater chance you’ll have of preventing the effects of losing the tooth root.
Your restoration needs replacement
Over time, traditional restorations, like bridges and dentures, may need to be replaced due to excessive wear. The restoration may also have lost its original fit, becoming loose and uncomfortable when you bite, chew, speak, and smile with it. If you’ve worn a traditional restoration for a while now and it’s time to replace it, then ask your dentist about the advantages of supporting the new one on dental implants. Even if you lost teeth long ago, you may still be an excellent candidate for replacing them with dental implants and preserving your oral health much more successfully.
Your restoration needs improvement
While it might not be time to replace your current bridge or denture due to wear, it may be time to reconsider upgrading it anyway if you’ve grown tired of its fit and/or function. Dental implants are unique in their ability to replace lost teeth roots, and therefore, in their ability to stabilize your restoration as securely as your healthy, natural teeth roots. This gives implants the advantage of creating significantly more lifelike comfort and function for your restoration.
Learn if dental implants can help you
Dental implants help you rebuild your smile in ways that traditional restorations aren’t able to, mainly by replacing the roots of your lost teeth. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI, today at (248) 852-1820.