What Recovering from Tooth Loss Really Means

Besides your smile’s appearance, there are multiple ways in which losing one or more teeth can impact your daily life. The space in your smile can affect everything from how your bite functions to how well you can enunciate certain words, and much more. To successfully recover from tooth loss, you need a custom-designed dental restoration that replaces your lost teeth and restores your bite’s functionality. For many people who experience tooth loss, this means choosing a restoration that’s supported by an appropriate number of dental implant posts.

What your smile needs to recover

When you experience tooth loss, the most important thing your smile needs to recover from it is an appropriate number of highly lifelike replacement teeth. The problems that result from tooth loss arise because of the tooth’s absence, and can include the shifting of your remaining teeth, damage to one or more healthy teeth, changes to the bone structure in your dental ridge, and much more. Preventing these concerns requires replacing your lost teeth and reestablishing their vital functions. While bridges and dentures are designed to address different levels of tooth loss, most patients can benefit from supporting their replacement teeth on one or more dental implant posts.

The option to replace your lost teeth roots

Dental implant posts are designed to replace the roots of your lost teeth, and they can be coupled with a dental restoration of any size (i.e., dental crown, bridge, or denture). This allows dental implants to provide patients with a tooth replacement option that includes lifelike anchors that mimic their healthy, natural teeth roots. By doing so, implants can significantly enhance the function, comfort, and quality of most dental restorations, making them a better option for helping your smile fully recover.

Restoring your smile and bite’s full function

One of the most important advantages to choosing dental implants to restore your smile is that they provide your restoration with a level of support and stability that’s comparable to your natural teeth. This is thanks to their ability to anchor your restoration to your dental ridge in a similar manner as your teeth roots. When implant posts are placed within your jawbone and used to support your replacement teeth, they can allow you to regain more of your bite’s overall function and preserve more of your healthy oral tissues and structures.

Learn how to recover from tooth loss

Recovering from any oral health concern means stopping it from negatively impacting your oral health. With tooth loss, this may include more than you immediately realize. To learn more, schedule your appointment by calling Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637.