These days, most patients who lose one or more teeth can benefit the most from replacing them with dental implants. As the only solution to address the loss of healthy, natural teeth roots, dental implants are able to restore and preserve smiles more effectively than more conventional tooth replacement options. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental office, we help more patients qualify for dental implants by utilizing advanced techniques, technologies, and dental implant styles to make placing and restoring dental implants easier and minimally invasive.
Why consider dental implants in the first place?
The reason qualifying for dental implants matters in the first place is because the loss of your teeth roots can have significant consequences for your oral health. For example, without all of your natural teeth roots in place, your jawbone won’t be as stimulated when you bite and chew. This stimulation is essential to your jaw’s healthy flow of nutrients, and as it lessens, so does this flow. Dental implants are the only way to restore that stimulation and the flow of nutrients your jawbone needs for itself and the teeth it supports. This helps prevent the erosion of your jawbone that could occur otherwise.
It doesn’t matter how many teeth you’ve lost
One of the reasons people may not believe they qualify for dental implants is because they’ve lost a significant number of teeth on their upper or lower dental ridge. Implants consist of individual posts to replace lost teeth roots, and having to replace most or all of the roots on your dental ridge can seem daunting. However, the number of teeth you’ve lost doesn’t necessarily impact your candidacy for dental implants. Depending on the strength and integrity of your jawbone, you may benefit from jawbone grafting before your implant placement.
You might not need jawbone grafting
For many patients who have lost most or all of their teeth, the main concern about placing dental implants is the mass and density that their jawbone still retains. With a focus on minimally invasive treatment, we may help you avoid the need for jawbone grafting with the use of small diameter dental implants or mini dental implants. Compared to traditional implant posts, small diameter and mini versions are thinner and, therefore, require less jawbone structure to be successfully placed.
Learn if you really do qualify for dental implants
With our extensive experience and advanced dental implant techniques, we can help many patients benefit from dental implants even when they aren’t sure if they qualify for them. 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.