What to Expect from Life with Dental Implants

After losing one or more teeth, life changes in certain ways. Until you replace them, your missing teeth will have tangible effects on everything from your smile’s appearance to the way you bite, chew, and enunciate your words. At our Mansfield, TX, dental office, we help many tooth loss patients regain a higher quality of life with dental implants, which are biocompatible posts that we utilize to replace lost teeth roots. The posts allow us to not only rebuild your smile’s appearance and address the results of tooth loss, but also offer unmatched comfort and support for your replacement teeth.

What makes them unique

Until dental implants became a routine part of dental restoration, patients who lost teeth had no viable option for addressing the loss of their teeth roots. Modern conventional bridges and dentures are often crafted from highly lifelike porcelain, which gives them an unprecedented level of realism in their function and appearance. However, by supporting them on one or a series of dental implants, bridges and dentures go much further in replicating the complete structures of your healthy, natural teeth. Because each implant post is inserted individually, they can be used to support any size of dental prosthesis.

Your future smile

Once your jawbone heals around your implants and your dentist secures your prosthesis to it, you can immediately notice the lifelike comfort and stability of your replacement teeth. Over time, you’ll also notice that your custom-made bridge or denture won’t lose its grip and begin to shift uncomfortably along your dental ridge. That’s due in part to the fact that the implant posts will anchor your prosthesis in place better than traditional methods of support (such as hidden clasps and adhesives). However, it’s also due largely to the fact that dental implant posts reestablish stimulation in your jawbone, which prevents it from shrinking due to reduced blood flow.

A few more benefits of implants

The enhanced stability and long-term support that dental implants provide are among the most important benefits of choosing them. For example, besides comfort, the fact that they help preserve your jawbone means that you have a better chance of preventing further tooth loss in the future. Being confident that your replacement teeth won’t shift and that the rest of your oral health won’t suffer from the loss of your teeth means you can truly enjoy your newly restored smile.

Give your smile a second-chance

With an appropriate number of dental implants, life with your new dental prosthesis can be much more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable than you might have imagined. For more information about what to expect from life with dental implants, schedule a consultation by calling our dentist’s office in Mansfield, TX, today at 817-473-6227.