Are Dental Implants Right for Your Smile?

Dental implants have become increasingly more popular over the last several decades as the most comprehensive and lifelike way to replace one or more lost teeth. Unlike conventional dental bridges and dentures, dental implant restorations are designed to more closely replicate your healthy, natural tooth structure. This includes the root that supports a natural tooth, which a dental implant replaces with a small, biocompatible titanium post. Today, we explore why dental implants may be best for your smile, and how increasingly more people are benefiting from their immediate and long-term advantages.

Why choose dental implants?

The specific reasons why people choose to replace their lost teeth with dental implants can differ. For example, some people want to stop their dental bridge or denture from shifting or moving when they bite, chew, and speak. Others choose dental implants as soon as they lose one or more teeth because they’re already aware of their many benefits. However, the reasons why dental implants are typically preferable for replacing lost teeth are similar for everyone. Dental implants are the only way to replace the roots of your lost teeth, which rested within your jawbone and helped keep your teeth steady as you bite and chew.

Are there considerations to implants?

There are several important benefits that come with replacing the roots of your lost teeth, including offering more lifelike support for your restoration. Also, dental implants have the unique ability to stimulate your jawbone structure when you bite and chew, similar to natural roots that support your healthy teeth. While most people can benefit from the realism of dental implants, there are a few considerations associated with receiving them. For example, for your dental implants to succeed, your dentist will first have to ensure that your remaining teeth and the rest of your oral structures are healthy and free of disease (such as gum disease). Your jawbone structure should also be adequate to support the implant posts and fuse to them after they’ve been placed.

What are the long-term benefits to dental implants?

After experiencing tooth loss, many of the impacts of losing teeth will continue to affect your smile even after replacing your teeth with a conventional bridge or denture. This is because many of those impacts stem from the loss of your teeth roots, and conventional dental restorations aren’t able to address them. With an appropriate number of dental implant posts, you can not only improve your restoration’s level of support, but also reestablish the functions that your lost teeth roots were responsible for. These include stimulating your jawbone to maintain a healthy flow of nutrients to it, and to help prevent its loss of mass and density in the future.

Find out if dental implants are right for you

Replacing lost teeth with dental implants can offer several important benefits in restoring your smile, and their biocompatibility make them a good choice for many tooth loss patients. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX, today at (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe and all neighboring communities.