After you’ve lost one or more teeth, the biggest question you may have is what is the best way to replace them? In many cases, the answer is dental implants, and at our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we can perform every step of your implant treatment in-house. However, before recommending implants, we’ll help you ensure that you know as much as possible about how they work, the benefits you can expect from their placement, and whether or not the best option according to your unique oral health needs and personal preferences.
How do they work?
A dental implant is a small, root-like post that’s inserted (or implanted) into your jawbone where you’ve lost a tooth root. Made from biocompatible titanium, the post is designed for your jawbone to fuse to its surface over time, which makes the implant steady and secure like a healthy, natural tooth root. By replacing your lost teeth roots, implants can offer unmatched support and stability for your dental bridge or denture.
How do I qualify for them?
Qualifying for dental implants is simpler than many patients expect. For example, dental implants can be recommended whether you’ve lost one tooth, several of them, or all of them on one or both of your dental ridges. However, first, we’ll thoroughly examine the health and integrity of your jawbone, periodontal tissues, remaining teeth, and surrounding oral and facial structures to ensure implants are your best option. We can also determine if you may benefit from a certain type of implants, such as mini or small diameter dental implants.
How do I care for them?
The good news about dental implant restorations is that caring for them is as simple as caring for your healthy, natural smile. That includes keeping your teeth and restoration clean and free of harmful oral bacteria by brushing and flossing them at least twice every day. Also, be sure to visit your dentist at least once every six months for regular checkups and cleanings to ensure no issues such as gum disease arise and threaten your dental implants’ success.
Learn more about dental implants
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then dental implants may be the best way to completely rebuild your smile and your confidence. 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.