Dental implants have become so popular these days that you’ve likely heard about their benefits already, especially if you’ve lost teeth and are looking for a suitable replacement. However, there are many benefits to dental implants that aren’t talked about as often, or that patients don’t realize are directly connected to their long-term oral health. Today, we take a closer look at dental implants and the most important things you should know about them.
The Importance of Teeth Roots
Every good structure needs a good foundation, and for your teeth, that foundation is their roots. When you lose one or more teeth, the lost roots also mean your jawbone doesn’t receive as much stimulation as it needs to keep its flow of nutrients sufficient. As a result, patients who lose teeth experience gradual jawbone degradation that can lead to further tooth loss and impact the appearance of their facial features, which can be prevented by replacing the lost roots with dental implant posts.
Improving an Existing Prosthesis
If you already wear a dental bridge or denture, then you may not have researched as much about dental implants. Even patients who already wear a conventional prosthesis can benefit from improving their bridge or denture with one or more dental implants. Your dentist can determine if you qualify by carefully examining your teeth, oral tissues, and jawbone structure, then recommend an appropriate treatment plan.
Learn All You Can About Dental Implants
With the right number of dental implant posts, you can enjoy a sturdier, more comfortable, and more lifelike prosthesis to replace your missing teeth. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.