Dental Implants to Replace Lost Teeth Roots
There are many factors to consider when it comes to replacing your lost teeth. The most obvious is the number of teeth you’ve lost, which can determine which type of prosthodontic restoration is appropriate (i.e., a bridge or a denture). However, for the long-term sake of your smile, you also must consider the loss of your teeth roots. Dental implants are the only solution for replacing these roots, as well as the many vital functions they serve for the health and preservation of your smile. Depending on the situation, patients may need a single implant or multiple implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are biocompatible posts, usually made from titanium, that are inserted into your jawbone where your lost teeth roots once lay. After the posts are implanted, your jawbone fuses to them to hold them securely in place, and after your jawbone heals, the posts can be used to support an appropriate prosthesis. If you’ve lost one tooth, then a single implant and crown can replace its entire structure. If you’ve lost several or all of your teeth, then an appropriate number of implant posts can be strategically placed to support a bridge or denture.
Implant hybrid restoration
There is also the option for an implant hybrid restoration when replacing multiple missing teeth. This prosthesis may improve a patient’s chewing ability when compared to an implant denture. And unlike a denture, the hybrid implant cannot be removed. The different types of dental hybrid implants include titanium and acrylic, smart composite, full zirconia, and porcelain fused to metal. Your dentist can help you decided which type is preferable for your treatment.
What are the benefits of implants?
The reason the loss of your teeth roots must be considered is because they play a larger role in your oral health than you may realize. In addition to supporting the crowns of your teeth as you bite and chew, your teeth roots also help maintain the flow of nutrients to your jawbone. The stimulation they provide when you bite and chew is key to that flow, and losing teeth roots can reduce this stimulation. Implant posts help reestablish it to keep your jawbone strong and healthy for life. Implant posts, whether single or multiple, also offer unmatched comfort and stability in support of your replacement teeth.
Schedule a visit to learn more about dental implants
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then dental implants can help you fully rebuild your smile by replacing your lost teeth roots. To schedule a consultation with us, call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS, today at 913-681-5500. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park, South KC, South OP, Martin City, MO, and all surrounding communities.