Describing all of the benefits of dental implants for restoring your lost teeth can take a long time, and many of those benefits may not be noticeable at first. Typically, the majority of these advantages stem from the fact that, unlike more conventional tooth replacement options, implant restorations are supported by posts that closely mimic your healthy, natural teeth roots. Today, we examine how this significantly improves the quality of your smile restoration, and how the benefits of dental implants can often have a direct impact on your daily life.
They’re able to handle more kinds of food
One of the more noticeable impacts of tooth loss, aside from the appearance of your smile, is the impact your tooth loss can have on biting and chewing your food comfortably. The function of your bite can be diminished due to the imbalance when you bite down, and your remaining teeth can experience a wide range of problems that further impact this function. After replacing your lost teeth with a conventional bridge or denture, you can once again enjoy some foods with as much ease and comfort as before. However, it may not perform well when biting and chewing some of your favorite foods, especially those that are tougher to chew. With dental implant posts, your restoration can benefit from the stability and comfort required to bite and chew most foods without shifting or becoming damaged.
They more closely mimic your healthy, natural teeth
Dental implant posts are the only way to replace your lost teeth roots, which makes them the most lifelike option for rebuilding your smile. While conventional restorations can look lifelike enough to blend in discreetly with your smile, they don’t posses the same supportive system. For some patients, a conventional bridge or denture can lose their grip over time and shift when they speak or smile. By contrast, dental implant posts anchor your replacement teeth to your dental ridge, rather than just supporting it. This means your restoration will more closely mimic the appearance, feel, and function of your healthy, natural teeth.
They reduce your risks of losing more teeth
Some of the more long-term effects of tooth loss include the gradual degradation of your jawbone structure. After losing one or more teeth roots, the bone structure will receive less stimulation than it’s used to. As stimulation diminishes, your body will send your jawbone fewer minerals and nutrients, and over time, it will lose mass and density as a result. This bone loss is one of the biggest reasons why losing a tooth increases your risks of losing more in the future. It’s also something that can be largely mitigated or prevented by replacing the lost teeth roots with one or more dental implant posts.
Learn how you can benefit from dental implants
Most of the benefits of dental implants are important to your oral health, and some can directly improve your quality of life each day. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.