Precision is vital when replacing one or more lost teeth, especially considering the relationship between straight teeth and a balanced bite. However, the placement and orientation of your replacement teeth are not the only factors that must be considered. For your new teeth to function as nature intended, they should mimic nature’s original design, including the roots that were once embedded in your jawbone. Today, we explain the importance of total tooth replacement, and how you can improve your current replacement teeth with one or more dental implants.
What to Add to Traditional Bridges and Dentures
The idea of replacing lost teeth has been around for centuries, and perhaps longer. Today’s prosthetic teeth are designed to closely resemble the shape and color of your natural, healthy teeth. The dental porcelain that is often used is even specially layered to mimic your tooth enamel’s light-reflecting properties. Unfortunately, even modern prosthetic teeth lack an essential component to your mouth’s health and function—the support that was once provided by your teeth roots.
Why Dental Implants Matter to Your Smile
While modern tooth replacements mimic nature’s design for your teeth’s crowns, dental implants mimic your natural teeth roots. Surgically inserted into your jawbone, dental implants are comprised of biocompatible titanium, which facilitates osseointegration (the process of your jawbone fusing to the implant’s surface). By securing your dental prosthetic to one or more dental implants, you can once again enjoy the stability of root-supported teeth and help ensure your continued good oral health.
Learn How to Improve Your Replacement Teeth with Dental Implants
When it comes to rebuilding your smile after tooth loss, dental implants can significantly improve the support and comfort of your replacement teeth. To schedule a consultation, call Dr. James Stewart’s implant dental office in Livonia, MI today at (734) 425-4400.