Despite the fact that tooth loss is common, there are many things about it that people often don’t realize, even if they’ve already experienced it. For example, many people don’t realize that tooth loss is often preventable, and that they can lower their chances of it by practicing consistently good hygiene every day and visiting their dentist regularly. They also may not realize that, after losing a tooth, it’s often important to replace the lost teeth’s roots as well as their visible crowns. At our Albuquerque, NM, dental office, we may recommend dental implants to rebuild your smile with the support of realistic, root-like posts.
Teeth roots are more important than you think
Since the top portions, or crowns, of your teeth are their only visible parts, it makes sense that most traditional dental prostheses focus on replacing them. However, the roots of your teeth are what support the crowns, and without them, your teeth wouldn’t be as secure. The same is true with your replacement teeth. It takes the help of supportive roots, or implant posts, to closely mimic the comfort and stability that healthy, natural teeth roots enjoy. Depending on the size of your prosthesis, you may require one or a series of implant posts to properly support it.
Dental implants are the only way to replace lost roots
Dental implants are small, biocompatible posts that can be placed within your jawbone after you’ve lost one or more teeth. They’re purpose is to reestablish the presence and function of your lost teeth roots, which includes offering sturdy support for your replacement teeth as you bite, chew, and more. Because they’re made from biocompatible titanium, dental implant posts are designed specifically for your jawbone to fuse to their surfaces as it heals. This makes them the only option for effectively replacing your lost teeth roots, and the most lifelike option for rebuilding your smile.
Your smile benefits significantly in the long-run
One of the most obvious benefits of dental implants is the enhanced support that they offer your replacement teeth. Compared to more traditional dental bridges and dentures, implant-supported ones don’t require the use of hidden clasps or adhesives. This significantly improves the comfort of your replacement teeth, however, there are also many different long-term advantages for your oral health. For instance, besides supporting your teeth crowns, teeth roots also stimulate your jawbone, making them vital to maintaining the health and integrity of your oral structures. After losing teeth roots, your jawbone can lose that stimulation, and dental implants are the only way to restore it.
Ask us if dental implants are best for you
Rebuilding your smile after tooth loss can help determine the state of your oral health in the future, and dental implants often offer the most comprehensive solution. For more information, schedule a consultation with us by calling Snow Park Dental in Albuquerque, NM, today at 505-299-2979.