The most obvious effects of tooth loss are the way the missing teeth affect your smile’s appearance. Though less obvious, your bite’s function also suffers due to the imbalance. In most cases, a custom-designed bridge, partial, or complete denture can easily address those concerns. However, there are more issues with missing teeth that have a dramatic impact on your long-term oral health, and dental implants are the only solution that can address many of the issues. Today, we examine just how dental implants address tooth loss, and what makes them more beneficial than traditional prosthetic options.
What Needs to Be Addressed?
Besides appearance and bite function, your teeth are also essential for a number of processes among your other oral structures. For instance, the roots of your teeth stimulate your jawbone, which is what prompts your body to send it enough nutrients. Losing teeth roots means losing nutrients for your jawbone, and eventually, your jawbone will grow weaker. By replacing these lost roots, dental implants reestablish that stimulation, preserving your jaw’s strength and integrity and reducing your risks of further tooth loss in the process.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are small posts that can be inserted into your jawbone, which then heals to the surfaces of your implant posts. Made from biocompatible titanium, the posts are made to become a part of your jawbone to support your dental prosthesis with the same stability as your natural teeth roots. Once your crown, bridge, or denture is secured, your implant-restoration will feel as comfortable and secure as your healthy, natural teeth. You can also enjoy a healthier, stronger, and more vibrant smile for life.
Improve Your Long-Term Oral Health with Dental Implants
After experiencing tooth loss, you can rebuild your smile and preserve your long-term oral health better with the help of dental implants. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding communities.