After experiencing tooth loss, rebuilding your smile is always a good idea. Otherwise, the effects of the loss will continue to grow worse and have an increasingly more negative impact on your smile. For many tooth loss patients, dental implants are the best way to rebuild their smiles and halt or prevent those effects. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we can help you determine if dental implants are a good idea for you, as well, and help you optimize the benefits with advanced technology and highly personalized implant treatment.
If you’ve lost any teeth
Most patients who’ve lost one or more of their healthy, natural teeth are viable candidates for dental implants. Unlike traditional prostheses, such as bridges and dentures, dental implants are not designed to address specific tooth loss patterns. Instead, every implant post is designed and placed individually, making them a good option for replacing one tooth, several teeth, or all of the teeth on one or both dental ridges. Before recommending implants, however, your dentist will first thoroughly examine your oral health to ensure the success of your implant placement and restoration procedures.
If you want a sturdier bridge or denture
Patients who already wear a conventional bridge or denture are also excellent candidates for dental implants, and the benefits of upgrading are much more apparent. For example, supporting your dental bridge on one or more implants means you’ll no longer need to rely on nearby healthy, natural teeth to support it. If you’ve worn a denture for a while, then securing it in place with a series of dental implant posts will prevent it from ever losing its grip and shifting. However, because tooth loss can affect the health and integrity of your jawbone, we’ll carefully inspect it before recommending upgrading your prosthesis with an appropriate number of implant posts.
If you want to prevent further tooth loss
One of the greatest benefits of dental implants for all tooth loss patients is that they can help prevent the loss of more teeth in the future. They do this by replacing the stimulation your jawbone los along with your teeth roots. This stimulation ensures that your jawbone receives an adequate amount of minerals and nutrients; without it, it can lose mass and density as this flow is reduced. Dental implants help stimulate your jawbone once again after losing teeth, which helps prevent the loss of its strength, integrity, and ability to retain all of your teeth.
Learn why dental implants are a good idea
For many patients who’ve experienced tooth loss, replacing them with dental implants is often the best idea for their smiles. 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.