The Advantages of Prosthetic Teeth Roots

While tooth loss can have several obvious impacts on your smile, there are many more unseen consequences that can have even more dramatic results for your long-term oral health. Many of these consequences, including the loss of your jawbone’s strength and integrity, are related to the loss of your teeth’s roots. Dental implants, which are small, root-like posts that can be inserted into your jawbone, are the only prosthetic dental option for replacing your lost teeth roots and helping you avoid such consequences. The implant posts are used to support a lifelike crown or dental bridge, and compared to traditional restorations, they offer a much higher level of comfort and stability for your replacement teeth.

How Dental Implants Work

Dental implant posts are crafted from highly biocompatible titanium. After they’ve been placed in your jawbone, the jawbone heals to the titanium posts, making them permanent parts of your oral anatomy. Once your jawbone has healed, your dentist can attach your custom-designed prosthesis to the posts, creating a restoration that mimics the natural, root-and-crown structures of your healthy teeth. To preserve your jawbone and oral health, the posts are stimulated just as your natural teeth roots are every time you bite and chew.

Restore Your Smile Better with Dental Implants

With the support of one or more dental implants, your dental crown or bridge can more closely mimic the teeth that they replace. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling the dental office Dr. Jack Schwartz in New York today at 212-582-6617 or email info@drjackschwartz.com.