As load-bearing structures, your teeth (and your replacement teeth) need a solid foundation to operate properly, and to work in conjunction with the rest of your oral health. While your natural teeth have their roots, replacement teeth, like dentures, rely on less solid support, like adhesives. Unless, however, you secure your dental prosthesis on one or more dental implants, which are designed to replace your missing teeth roots and better support your replacement teeth.
Dental Implants and Your Dental Health
Every day, your teeth are repeatedly forced against each other as you bite and chew your food, and as you occasionally grit and grind them. Dental implants, which are surgically placed into your jawbone, offer unmatched stability for your replacement crown, bridge, or denture, allowing them to function longer and more like your natural teeth.
Besides function, implants improve the comfort of your new teeth by eliminating the need for adhesives, or clasps hidden behind your other teeth. By mimicking the root-and-crown structures of your teeth, implant-supported dental appliances offer a more realistic feel.
With the anchored support of titanium implants, your dental appliance won’t shift or move around when you speak and chew your food. Because they won’t lose their grip, your replacement prosthesis will continue to look impressively like your natural, healthy teeth for longer than conventional replacement teeth.
Since dental implants are inserted into the jawbone, they can stimulate the bone every time you bite and chew your food. This stimulation promotes a healthy flow of blood through the jaw, which helps keep it strong and durable enough to support your teeth and dental implants. In the long run, implants help reduce the risk of future dental health problems, including further tooth loss, by restoring the loss of your natural teeth’s roots.
ABOUT YOUR SOUTHLAKE FAMILY DENTISTS:
As a native Texan, Gregory Wright, DDS, opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He and Dr. Victoria Heron are happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.