Restoring your smile after tooth loss can sometimes be a more comprehensive matter than you expect at first. For instance, you know that it’s important to close the gap in your smile, but you may not realize the importance of your restoration’s design and the way in which it’s supported. The main benefit of dental implant restorations, which are supported by implant posts that mimic healthy teeth roots, is that they address all of the aspects that go into restoring your smile. This can help you better preserve the long-term health and integrity of your smile after you’ve experienced tooth loss.
Understanding why dental implants matter
Knowing that dental implants replace lost teeth roots is one thing, but it doesn’t mean much if you don’t know the importance of those roots. In addition to supporting your teeth as you bite and chew your food, speak, smile, and more, their roots are also an important part of your jawbone structure. Every time your teeth are exposed to pressure, the pressure is translated to the roots, which stimulate the jawbone structure surrounding them. This is vital to preserving your jawbone’s health and integrity, which can be compromised after you’ve lost one or more of your teeth and their roots.
What better support means for your smile
When we speak of better support for your restoration, we specifically mean the system used to keep your restoration in place. Traditionally, this can vary; for dental bridges, it means one or a pair of dental crowns bonded to nearby teeth. For a traditional partial denture, it means hidden clasps and a base that’s designed to fit around your remaining teeth, while a full denture utilizes the natural curvature of your dental ridge. By contrast, dental implants give your bridge or denture a series of root-like posts to rest on, which provide more lifelike support for it as you bite, chew, speak, and smile.
The advantages of mimicking natural tooth structures
The supportive system of dental implants is different than those of traditional restorations, but that alone doesn’t make them better. What gives your implant restoration an advantage is the fact that they specifically mimic nature’s own design. This means it not only restores your smile’s appearance and the visible parts of your smile, but also the root structures that your natural teeth and jawbone structure depend on so heavily.
Learn if you can benefit from an implant restoration
Dental implants can offer your dental restoration a number of benefits that are only possible due to their ability to replace your lost teeth roots. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.