Tooth loss can occur for a lot of different reasons, and for many people, it involves the loss of more than just one tooth. Therefore, for many patients, one of the biggest questions about dental implants is whether they can effectively replace all of their lost teeth. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we can help you rebuild your smile and your bite function whether you’ve lost one, several, or all of the teeth on your dental ridge. Made to mimic your healthy, natural teeth roots, dental implants can be designed to address tooth loss of varying degrees with optimal results.
When you’ve lost a single tooth
Many cases of tooth loss begin with a single lost tooth, and replacing it can often reduce your risks of losing more in the future. In addition to a single dental implant post inserted into your jawbone, your restoration will be designed to closely mimic the healthy, natural appearance of your lost tooth. The implant post can support the restoration with highly lifelike comfort and stability, and unlike a dental bridge, you won’t have to modify your remaining healthy tooth structure to accommodate it.
When you’ve lost several teeth
If you’ve lost several teeth on your dental ridge, replacing them all can seem more challenging than replacing a single lost tooth. That’s especially true if the lost teeth aren’t adjacent to each other, but rather in different areas of your dental ridge. Fortunately, dental implants can make restoring your smile simpler than often expected. For example, implant posts and crowns can be utilized to replace single lost teeth along your ridge. If you have multiple lost teeth that are adjacent to each other, then one or more dental implant posts can support a custom-designed bridge with an appropriate number of replacement teeth.
When you’ve lost all of your teeth
Complete tooth loss, also referred to as edentulism, can seem more challenging to address simply because it involves replacing the highest number of teeth. Conventional dentures are designed to span your entire dental ridge, with a set of lifelike, durable replacements for all of your lost teeth. With dental implants, we can design a full-arch zirconia bridge that offers a higher level of realism in replicating your healthy tooth structure. In addition to its appearance, your implant-supported bridge will also help preserve your jawbone’s health and integrity by stimulating it every time you bite and chew.
Replace all your lost teeth with dental implants
The good thing about dental implants is that they can help you rebuild your smile no matter how many teeth you’ve lost. 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.