Dental bridges and dentures have long been a part of conventional dentistry because tooth loss has always been a significant problem. Today, they do more than just replace teeth; they also rebuild your confidence and bite function with the help of advanced technology and highly lifelike materials (like customizable porcelain). However, there is one thing that even advanced bridges and dentures lack – a prosthetic option for replacing your lost teeth roots. Fortunately, you can make up for it by upgrading your prosthesis with an appropriate number of dental implant posts.
Why Do the Roots of Your Teeth Matter?
The visible parts of your teeth, called the crowns, are important for several reasons. They fill out your smile and give it its healthy, youthful appearance. They also help you enunciate your words clearly and bite and chew your food so that your body can process it. All of this is possible because the crowns are supported by highly resilient roots, which rest securely in your jawbone. Besides supporting your crowns, your roots also stimulate your jaw when you bite and chew, and that stimulation is vital to maintaining the flow of nutrient-rich blood that flows through your jawbone.
Why Upgrade Your Bridge or Denture with Implants?
Dental implants are small, titanium posts that offer the first option for replacing the roots as well as the crowns of your lost teeth. The implants are inserted into the jawbone, near the empty sockets where your lost teeth roots once rested. Your dentist can attach your custom bridge or denture to the implant posts, making it as comfortable and sturdy as your remaining healthy, natural teeth.
Upgrade Your Bridge or Denture with Dental Implants
The only thing modern bridges and dentures lack is a lifelike replacement for your lost teeth roots, which dental implants can provide easily and comfortably. For more information, 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.