The thing about your teeth is that they consist of, and are responsible for, a lot more than what you can see. Therefore, replacing your lost teeth in a way that rebuilds your smile’s health and function may require more than you expect at first. For example, in addition to the visible parts of your teeth that make up your smile and process your foods, they also consist of roots that lie within your jawbone and keep them steady. When you experience tooth loss, it’s easy to only see the visible results, but your teeth roots and their vital functions are something you can only regain with the help of dental implants.
The ability to eat all your favorite foods
Biting and chewing your food is the most common function of your teeth, and for the most part, traditional dental bridges and dentures can restore at least some of this function. However, traditional replacement teeth also require you to be extra cautious with what you eat; their support systems are not durable enough to handle tougher, chewier, or harder foods without becoming compromised. With dental implants, however, your restoration is supported by root-like posts that anchor it in place on your dental ridge, giving it the stability, it needs so you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods.
The confidence you once enjoyed in your smile
Without the support of your teeth roots, your replacement teeth can only go so far in mimicking your healthy, natural smile. They may not sit exactly still every time you speak or smile, which can dramatically impact your confidence in your smile’s appearance. By anchoring your restoration the way roots anchor your natural teeth, dental implants eliminate this concern to restore your full confidence in your smile.
The realism of your healthy, natural teeth
Because they’re the only way to replace your lost teeth roots, dental implants offer the most realistic option for rebuilding your smile. Besides stabilizing your replacement teeth, they also interact with your jawbone by stimulating when you bite and chew. Unlike conventional prostheses, this gives your dental implants the unique ability to restore an important function of your teeth roots – the maintenance of your jawbone’s health, strength, and integrity.
Regain your healthy smile with dental implants
You lose a lot when you lose one or more teeth, and dental implants are the only way to regain almost all of it back. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.