The thing about dental implants is that they’re suitable for just about anyone who’s lost one or more teeth. Yet, not everyone understands the substantial benefits that come with replacing lost teeth with dental implants. If you’ve already worn a conventional bridge or denture for a while, then you may not fully realize how upgrading it with implants would make a difference. Today, we examine that difference by explaining what dental implants can do that other prosthetic options can’t.
Staying still (without slipping)
Dental implants are small posts that your dentist inserts into your jawbone. After your jawbone heals, your dentist can secure your replacement teeth on top of the implants. Because the implant posts anchor your crown, bridge, or denture in place, it won’t lose its grip and slip along your dental ridge like traditional prostheses often do.
Stopping future tooth loss
When implant posts stimulate your jawbone, they promote a healthier flow of nutrients to your jawbone. This is one of the more important tooth root functions that implants replace; it’s what stops your jawbone from shrinking due to reduced stimulation. This means your jawbone will remain strong enough to support your remaining teeth, which lowers your risks of experiencing further tooth loss.
Supporting your facial appearance
Besides supporting your teeth, your jawbone also supports your surrounding facial features, helping you maintain a vibrant, youthful facial appearance. They help stop the facial collapse that occurs when your jawbone shrinks following the loss of your teeth roots.
Find Out What Dental Implants Can Do for You
Because they’re the only way to replace your lost teeth roots, dental implants can do more for your smile than any other conventional tooth replacement option. 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.