If you’ve never experienced tooth loss, then you may have a lot of questions about it. If you already have lost one or more teeth, then you might not feel as though you need to know more about it. However, for many patients, tooth loss may become a serious concern, and knowing all you can about its causes and how to deal with it could help you better save your smile’s future. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, our goal is to help you preserve your smile after losing one or more teeth, including helping you understand how to avoid losing more teeth in the future.
Is tooth loss really inevitable?
One of the most common questions people have about tooth loss is whether they’re really destined to experience it. If you have older family members who have lost teeth, then it can seem like just another natural part of the aging process. The truth, however, is that it isn’t. Tooth loss occurs as a result of several different factors, the most common of which is periodontal (gum) disease. That means you may already be at a heightened risk of tooth loss if you already have an existing dental concern. However, it also means you may still have a good chance at avoiding tooth loss if you address the concern as soon as possible.
If I just lose one, can I ignore it?
While losing a tooth can have many different impacts on your oral health, its effects on your smile’s appearance are often the most noticeable ones. Because of this, many patients might be tempted to ignore a lost tooth if it’s at the back of their smiles, where it isn’t noticeable. Even if it isn’t at the forefront of your smile, a lost tooth can be the beginning of a host of oral health concerns, which will grow increasingly more severe the longer you wait to replace the lost tooth.
Is there a best option for replacing the tooth?
For many people who lose a tooth, the best way to replace it may be with a dental implant post and crown. A dental implant post is made from biocompatible titanium. Once it’s placed within your jawbone, the bone structure will heal to the implant’s titanium surface. After we place a custom-made, highly lifelike dental crown on top of the implant post, you’ll once again regain the full function of your lost tooth, as well as the healthy and attractive appearance of your smile.
Learn more about dealing with tooth loss
If you experience tooth loss, or are worried that you might one day, then learn more about how to deal with it by speaking with us today. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, at 817-560-0414. We proudly serve the residents of Ft. Worth, Dallas, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.