Your teeth replacements should be as close to the real thing as possible. With your replacements, you should be able to:
- Smile naturally
- Speak normally
- Maintain your oral health
- Eat anything you want
Regain What You’ve Lost
Dental implants were designed to replace the roots of your missing teeth. As a result, they are meant to replicate what roots do for healthy teeth.
- Create A Firm Foundation – No matter how many teeth you need to replace, implants provide a stable support system. An implant and crown are a complete prosthetic tooth. A few implants can support a dental bridge, while a series of implants can secure a set of dentures.
- Restore Your Biting Power – Many people with dentures complain that eating is more difficult than it was when they had healthy teeth. By getting implants, you recreate the connection to your jawbone. This helps you generate more power when you bite and chew, so you can feel comfortable eating anything you choose.
- Prevent Further Tooth Loss – When you lose even a single tooth, it can lead to additional problems. This includes shifting teeth (which changes the appearance of your smile) and bone loss in your jaw. Those can cause more tooth loss to occur.
To put it simply, dental implants aren’t just placeholders for your missing roots. They provide the same function, so that you can have replacement teeth that look, feel, and function as well as the real thing.
Think Long-Term About Your Oral Health
You have met and may personally know people who have lived with loose dentures. You also may have witnessed how their mouths can appear to be sinking in on themselves. This is a direct result of the bone loss we mentioned above.
Implants can stop this bone loss by replicating the stimulation your roots provided previously. When you eat, your roots or your implants push into your jaw. In response to that pressure, your jaw creates new bone tissue. That new tissue replaces old tissue as it is resorbed by your body. By sustaining this cycle, you can maintain your jaw health for decades.
Your jawbone also bonds to your implants in the same way it bonded to the roots of your natural teeth. This is what keeps your implants secure and allows them to provide a stable base of support for crowns, bridges, or dentures.
With implants, you are able to eat a wide variety of foods. This is good both for your quality of life (since you can eat what you like) and your health (since you can eat the variety of food necessary to meet your nutritional needs).
You also won’t need to apply and reapply denture adhesives when you have dental implants. They hold your restorations firmly in position, so you don’t have to worry about them sliding around when you speak, sing, bite, or chew.
Talk To Us About Your Teeth Replacements
Our dental professionals will be happy to assess your situation and answer any questions you have about implants. Call 479-668-3109 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at Dallas Street Dental in Fort Smith, AR.