The greatest thing about dental implants is that they offer the most lifelike solution for dealing with tooth loss. Their unique capabilities also help reduce your risks of losing more teeth in the future. However, what about before you lose a tooth? The good news is that, in many cases, tooth loss is highly preventable. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, our goal is to help you enjoy the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve, including helping you avoid tooth loss if you haven’t already experienced it. If you have, then our advanced dental implant services can help you more successfully preserve your remaining healthy, natural teeth.
The most common causes to watch for
There are many potential reasons for tooth loss, but the most common ones are those that occur from chronic oral health conditions. For example, gum disease (or periodontal disease) is the leading cause of adult tooth loss, and it’s also one of the most preventable conditions. It starts with oral bacteria infecting your gum tissues and progresses to erode more and more of your gums and jawbone structure. Preventing gum disease, or treating it as soon as you’re diagnosed with it, is the best way to avoid this damage and the heightened risks of losing one or more teeth.
In case you do lose a tooth
While preventing things like gum disease can help you better prevent losing a tooth, there may be times when tooth loss isn’t preventable. Or, you may have already lost a tooth, in which case your risks of losing more may already be higher. The absence of your tooth root can reduce the stimulation in your jawbone, which can result in its loss of mass and density over time. The weaker your jawbone gets, the less it will be able to retain the rest of your teeth. However, with a dental implant, we can help you restore that stimulation as well as your smile, reducing your risks of jawbone erosion and further tooth loss.
How to protect your healthy smile
For conditions like gum disease, the most effective preventive measure is to keep up with excellent hygiene every day and visit your dentist at least once every six months for checkups and cleanings. If you have any restorations, such as a dental crown or root canal therapy, then it’s important to take proper care of it, as well. If you lose a tooth, then having a dental implant placed as soon as possible and taking proper care of it will help ensure that your risks of experiencing further tooth loss don’t skyrocket due to jawbone erosion.
Learn more about dealing with tooth loss
With the right care and maintenance, you have a good chance of preventing tooth loss. If you do lose a tooth, we can replace it with a highly lifelike dental implant to fully restore your smile. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling 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.