Many of today’s dental restorations are treatments that most people recognize, even if they’ve never had to receive them. For example, many people know what dental implants are and that they’re designed to replace missing teeth. However, not everyone realizes the significant differences between a dental implant restoration and a conventional one, or the benefits that arise from these differences. Today, we take a closer look at dental implant restorations by answering a few common questions patients often have about them.
How are dental implant restorations different?
A dental implant restoration is similar to a traditional restoration (i.e., dental crown, bridge, or denture), but with one significant difference. Unlike conventional tooth replacement options, dental implant restoration some with one or more lifelike posts that are designed to replace your lost teeth roots. The dental implants are placed within the bone structure of your dental ridge, allowing them to replicate the way your healthy, natural teeth are supported by their roots. While this doesn’t drastically change the form of a conventional dental restoration, it provides it with a highly valuable, root-like system of support.
How many dental implant posts do you need?
When you lose one, several, or all of your healthy, natural teeth, choosing the right dental restoration often relies on how many teeth you need to replace. However, unlike traditional bridges and dentures, dental implant posts are each designed and placed individually, which means they effectively be used to replace one or multiple lost teeth. The number of dental implant posts you need will depend on the size of the restoration you’re receiving, though your restoration will be designed for the implant posts to absorb a maximum amount of bite pressure.
How does your smile benefit long-term?
When you support a restoration on dental implants, it can enjoy a higher level of comfort and stability than most traditional restorations. This is due to the implant posts anchoring your restoration in place, in much the same way as healthy teeth and their natural roots. This means your restoration can perform more like your natural teeth, allowing you enjoy a wider variety of foods more comfortably. In the long-term, the dental implant posts can provide vital stimulation to help preserve the strength and integrity of your jawbone structure.
Learn more about dental implant restorations
If you’ve experienced tooth loss, then you may benefit from rebuilding your smile with a dental implant supported restoration. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.