Over the last few decades, dental implants have become one of the most popular ways for dealing with adult tooth loss. That’s mainly due to the unique benefits they provide when rebuilding your smile, which stem from their ability to replace the roots of your lost teeth. However, until you’ve received dental implants, you may not fully appreciate what these benefits can mean to your oral health. At our Grand Prairie, TX, dental office, we might recommend replacing your lost teeth with dental implants to help you enjoy their many different benefits, whether you’ve recently lost a tooth, have lost several of them, or already have a traditional bridge or denture.
If you have to extract a tooth, or just lost one
Losing a tooth and having to extract one are similar. Both cases involve the loss of your healthy, natural tooth. The only difference is that you can choose how if you choose to extract it. Once the tooth is absent, your smile still requires a solution to replace it, and that solution is often a dental implant post. The implant is designed to replace the root of your lost tooth, which is something traditional bridges and dentures aren’t able to accomplish.
If you lose several or most of your teeth
If you’ve suffered from more severe tooth loss, including most or all of the teeth on your dental ridge, then dental implants can be even more beneficial for your oral health. The loss of a single tooth and its root can have devastating consequences for your smile. In cases of severe tooth loss, those consequences are multiplied with every tooth you’ve lost. By replacing your lost teeth roots, dental implants can help provide a more stable and lifelike support system for your dental prosthesis, as well as reestablish stimulation that your jawbone needs to stay healthy for life.
If you’ve worn a bridge or denture for years
If you’ve already been dealing with tooth loss for years and have gotten used to your traditional bridge or denture, then you might not see a need to upgrade it to one supported by dental implants. However, patients who currently rely on traditional dental prostheses can often appreciate the benefits of dental implants more fully. With the support of dental implant posts, your bridge or denture can feel more like your healthy, natural teeth, allowing for greater comfort and stability when you bite, chew, speak, and smile.
Learn more about the benefits of dental implants
You may be a good candidate to enjoy the benefits of dental implants, whether you’ve recently experienced tooth loss or have dealt with it for years already. For more information, schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith and our team by calling Pecan Tree Dental in Grand Prairie, TX, today at (972) 262-5111.