If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then there’s a good chance that you qualify for dental implants. The biocompatible posts, which are designed to mimic healthy, natural teeth roots, are made for your natural jawbone structure to fuse to them, making them viable options for most patients who’ve experienced tooth loss. However, at our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we make sure that you’re prepared to receive your dental implants before designing your treatment plan. That includes a comprehensive examination to check a number of key areas, including your periodontal health and the strength of your jawbone structure.
We check your periodontal health
While there are many potential causes of tooth loss, periodontal (gum) disease is the most common. Even after replacing a tooth that you’ve lost to the disease, it will continue to damage your gum tissues and jawbone structure until it’s effectively treated. Therefore, before replacing your lost teeth, we’ll check to make sure that periodontal disease isn’t present. If it is, then we may recommend expert treatment with help from a periodontal specialist to successfully treat and manage it. This will be necessary to prevent periodontal disease from eroding your jawbone structure that supports your dental implants.
We analyze your jawbone structure
If you don’t have gum disease, or once it’s under control, we’ll check the health and stability of your natural jawbone structure. If gum disease or the loss of one or more teeth has caused you to lose some of your jawbone’s mass and density, then this will have to be accounted for when planning your dental implant treatment. Jawbone grafting is sometimes a solution; however, we may be able to help you avoid the need for additional surgery by using dental implants designed to be placed within diminished jawbone structure.
We offer a variety of dental implant types
In addition to traditional dental implant posts, we also offer several variations designed for patients with complex oral health needs (such as a weakened jawbone). For example, mini and small diameter dental implants are thinner than traditional posts, yet can offer the same level of comfort and stability for your replacement crown, bridge, or denture. Because of their smaller and thinner construction, mini or small diameter implants may help us rebuild your smile without having to fortify your jawbone first.
Find out if you’re a good implant candidate
The best way to rebuild your smile after losing teeth is most likely with dental implants. To find out if you’re a good candidate for them, 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.