2 Ways Dental Implants Stop Further Tooth Loss

Are you worried about missing teeth? Here’s how dental implants can help restore the function and aesthetics to your smile, while preventing further tooth loss. 

When you lose a tooth, be it due to age, injury, or disease, it damages more than just your smile. Tooth loss forces you to alter your lifestyle to accommodate the change in your mouth and can have undesirable consequences, such as:

  • difficulty eating and speaking
  • weakening of the jaw bone
  • lower quality of life
  • poor oral health

Affordable Dentures and Dental Implants in Calgary

At Future Smiles, we understand just how important your oral health is, which is why we offer a wide range of tooth replacement options, from traditional dentures and flexible partials, to dental implants, to help restore the aesthetics and function to your smile.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

As soon as you invest in quality tooth replacement, you improve your overall oral health. Why? The space left by a missing tooth negatively impacts your surrounding teeth, nutrition, and jawbone. Dental implants are a great way to minimise these effects and restore the confidence in your smile.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a dental prosthesis designed to function like a natural tooth root. During dental implant surgery, your denturist will place the implant into your jawbone, where it will then be left to heal and fuse with the bone.

Once healing has occurred, an abutment or crown will be placed on top. In some cases, your denturist may suggest denture-supported implants, where your denture is placed on top of the implants.

Benefit of denture-supported implants: Denture-supported implants NEVER slip or fall out, making them look natural and feel much more comfortable.

How Dental Implants Prevent Tooth Loss

Dental implants are the most advanced form of tooth replacement and while they have many obvious benefits including a more natural look and comfortable feel, they also work to prevent any further tooth loss.

This is done in two ways:

1. Dental Implants Support Your Teeth

Did you know? Each tooth in your mouth provides support for the teeth around it. This means that when you are missing a tooth, you also lose the much-needed support for the surrounding teeth. As soon as there is a space in your mouth, the teeth around it will begin to:

  • loosen
  • shift
  • tilt inwards to fill the space

This can lead to tooth decay and even further tooth loss. Dental implants act as a comfortable and natural way to fill up this space, stopping the rest of your teeth from shifting and preventing them from falling out.

2. Dental Implants Stimulate Jawbone Tissue

The pressure your jaw receives from tooth roots stimulates bone cells, but without that pressure, the gap left by missing teeth will cause your jawbone to deteriorate. This can lead to serious and unwanted consequences, such as:

  • jaw shrinkage
  • facial collapse
  • difficulty replacing missing teeth

Dental implants are an effective and safe way to replace the gap left by missing teeth and will act as a natural tooth root, stimulating jawbone tissue to enhance your oral health and prevent any further tooth loss.


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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our tooth replacement options, including flexible partials and dental implants, contact our denture clinic at (403) 475-0016 or book a consultation.


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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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