How Do Dental Implants Replace Missing Teeth?

For many of the most serious tooth concerns, such as tooth damage or decay, there’s often an ideal restorative treatment that can help you save the healthy, natural, undamaged tooth structure. For instance, a custom-designed dental crown may be able to restore the damaged tooth and its ability to function, while also saving it from becoming damaged even further. However, when a tooth is lost, or is so compromised that it has to be extracted, the best restorative treatment for your smile may be to replace it. With a dental implant restoration, you can restore more of the tooth’s structure and function, including the root and the support that it provided your natural tooth.

They start with your teeth’s roots

A dental implant post is a biocompatible, prosthetic tooth root that’s designed to be placed within your jawbone, allowing it to act like a healthy, natural tooth root. Each post can be placed to strategically absorb a maximum amount of your bite’s pressure, and when a custom-designed dental crown, bridge, or denture is attached to them, they can offer more lifelike support. In addition to making your restoration more stable, replacing your lost teeth roots is also important for helping you preserve the rest of your teeth and oral structures.

They make your restoration more stable

The stability of your replacement tooth or teeth is essential to the success of your overall smile restoration after you’ve experienced tooth loss. This is because your restoration only succeeds if it restores your bite’s function and addresses the significant impacts of tooth loss. With the help of root-like dental implant posts, a restoration designed to replace your lost teeth can reestablish more of your bite’s function by providing a greater level of stability when you bite and chew.

They help prevent the effects of tooth loss

Many of the benefits of dental implants involve their direct impact on how well your restoration functions, but many others involve their long-term impact on your oral health. After losing one or more teeth, the loss of their roots can have a detrimental impact on the health and integrity of your jawbone structure. Without all of your teeth roots present to stimulate it, the dental ridge can lose mass and density over time. Dental implants help prevent this and keep your jawbone strong enough to avoid increasing your risks of losing more teeth in the future.

Save your smile with dental implants

When it comes to dealing with tooth loss, dental implants can help you rebuild your smile more comprehensively, starting with your lost teeth roots. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.