When people lose teeth, the best option for replacing them is usually with one or more dental implants. Compared to traditional restorations (i.e., dental bridges and dentures), implants offer the most lifelike support, comfort, and stability for your new smile. At our Ft. Worth, TX, office, we don’t just place and restore dental implants – we also help patients understand the many different reasons why dental implants are often the best option for replacing most people’s lost or missing teeth.

Missing teeth roots – the underlying problem of tooth loss

While there are many reasons why tooth loss is a problem, one of the most significant reasons involves the absence of your teeth roots. Without them, your jawbone doesn’t receive as much stimulation when you bite and chew, and as a result, your body sends it fewer minerals and nutrients. Even after replacing lost teeth with a traditional bridge or denture, the prosthesis can’t restore the loss of your teeth roots. However, we can place one or more dental implant posts within your jawbone to support your bridge or denture while simultaneously reestablishing vital stimulation in your jawbone.

Dental implants and the restoration of your teeth roots

A dental implant post is typically made from biocompatible titanium, which your jawbone is able to fuse to as it heals after the implant post is placed. Their unique ability to replace your lost teeth roots is what makes dental implants such a vital part of many people’s smile restoration. By doing so, implants can help you address the most impactful consequence of tooth loss – the loss of your teeth roots – and avoid many of the effects that can result from it. That includes the degradation of your jawbone structure, which increases your risks of further tooth loss and the visual effects of facial collapse.

Qualifying for a dental implant-supported restoration

In addition to their biocompatibility, dental implants are often the best tooth replacement because they’re appropriate for all degrees of tooth loss. Whether you’ve lost one, several, or all of the teeth on your dental ridge, one or more dental implant posts may help you rebuild your smile most effectively. Before qualifying for implants, we’ll perform a comprehensive examination and consultation to determine your specific smile needs, then work closely with you to design the most appropriate implant-supported restoration.

Find out of dental implants are your best option, too

The unique way they restore all of your lost tooth structure – including the roots – make dental implants the best tooth replacement option for many patients. 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.