Ideally, recovering from any dental health concern means restoring your smile and oral health to a state where that concern no longer affects them. With advanced, highly personalized dental treatment, that’s often possible for most types of dental concerns. Yet, recovering from tooth loss in a way that preserves your long-term oral health can sometimes be more complex than it seems. This is largely due to the fact that the loss of your teeth roots continues to impact your oral health, and you can only address these impacts by replacing them with dental implants.
What to consider about tooth loss
Before dental implants, there was no viable way for replacing the roots of your lost teeth. However, the impacts of losing these roots were well-known for people who experienced tooth loss, even after having replaced the visible parts of their teeth with a traditional dental bridge or denture. For example, long-term tooth loss often leads to the sagging appearance in the oral and facial structures surrounding your smile. This occurs due to the loss stimulation in your jawbone following the loss of your teeth roots, and it also indicates the severity of this loss for the rest of your oral health.
The value in prosthetic teeth roots
Supporting a custom-designed dental crown, bridge, or denture on an appropriate number of dental implant posts helps resolve the problems that stem from losing teeth roots. A dental implant is a biocompatible post, often made from titanium, that’s placed in your jawbone where your missing tooth root once rested. After its placement, your jawbone structure will bond to the implant post as though it were a natural part of your oral anatomy, similarly to a tooth root. In addition to providing a more lifelike and stable anchor to support your restoration, this also addresses the loss of stimulation in your dental ridge that can lead to the loss of mass and density in your jawbone and other facial structures.
The long-term advantages to dental implants
The many different benefits that come with more lifelike dental implants span from the comfort and function of your restoration to the overall, long-term quality of your oral health. With root-like anchors to support it, your restoration can perform more like your healthy, natural teeth, without slipping or losing their grip over time. In addition, the stimulation that dental implant posts provide when you bite and chew is necessary to preserving your jawbone’s health, strength, and integrity.
Learn what dental implants can help you restore
Recovering from tooth loss is more effective with the help of dental implants, thanks to their ability to replace the lost roots of your teeth and all of their vital functions. 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.