Unlike much more traditional dentures, which mostly consist of crown replacements, dental implants are designed to replace both the aesthetic and functional dimensions of natural crowns and tooth roots.
Resembling a small screw, dental implants are anchored in your jaw and are fitted with an overlying crown and denture.
The Aesthetic Function Of Your Teeth
Anatomically speaking, the function of a healthy set of teeth goes beyond that of chewing, speaking, and smiling. A healthy set of teeth has an aesthetic function that many people aren’t aware of.
Simply put, your teeth provide the necessary structural framework that supports the soft tissues of both your lips and cheek.
When you lose a tooth, you alter and gradually ruin this framework. Therefore, the more teeth you lose, the more it is likely for your cheeks and lips to collapse inwards
When you lose a tooth, you don’t only lose the visible crown that completes your smile. When you lose a tooth, you naturally lose a tooth root, which is crucial in stimulating jawbone activity. This is where dental implants excel as tooth replacements over the more traditional dentures.