The good news about modern prosthetic dentistry is that you have a wide range of options for addressing your specific case of tooth loss with optimal results. In many cases, however, the most effective way to rebuild your smile is to replace your lost teeth with dental implants, which offer the comfort and support of healthy, natural teeth roots. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we can help you understand the difference that dental implants can make for your smile. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have about dental implants and their many significant benefits.
What makes dental implants different?
Dental implant posts are unlike other prosthetic dental options in several ways. The posts aren’t designed to replace your tooth’s visible structure (called the crown), but rather the root that once rested underneath your gums, within your jawbone. Once the implant post is placed, your jawbone will heal to its biocompatible surface, securing it in place in a similar way to your healthy teeth roots. This creates a lifelike support system for a replacement dental crown, bridge, or denture, depending on how many teeth you’ve lost.
Can I get implants if I lost all of my teeth?
Yes! Dental implant posts are designed individually, which means we can design your implant placement and restoration using an appropriate number of posts according to how many teeth you’ve lost. If that includes all of the teeth on your upper and/or lower dental ridge, then we may suggest using small diameter dental implants to provide maximum support while minimizing the impact of the placement procedure on your jawbone. If you still retain several healthy, natural teeth, then replacing the lost ones with dental implants will help improve your chances of retaining them for life.
Am I candidate if I already wear a bridge or denture?
If you already wear a dental bridge or denture and have for years, then you may not immediately see a need to upgrade it to a dental implant-supported restoration. However, the addition of dental implants can offer significant benefits, both to the immediate comfort and stability of your prosthesis and the quality of your long-term oral health. For example, dental implants anchor your bridge or denture in place, eliminating the chances of it becoming loose and shifting along your gums.
Get answers to more questions about dental implants
If you’ve recently lost one or more teeth, or want to know if you should upgrade your current bridge or denture, then ask us about the benefits of dental implants. To schedule a free consultation, call The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414. We proudly serve the residents of Ft. Worth, Dallas, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.