On the surface, dental implants seem fairly simple. Root-like posts are inserted into your jawbone, and can then be used to support a lifelike restoration (such as a crown, bridge, or denture). However, this seemingly simple process means more for your smile and oral health than you may immediately realize. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we take the time to help patients thoroughly understand the most important things to know about dental implants, including the true value of rebuilding your smile with the prosthetic teeth roots.

What they’re actually designed for

Dental implant posts do many things, but supporting your restoration is the most obvious one. Once implant posts are placed within your jawbone, we can utilize them to secure your replacement teeth with as much stability as your healthy, natural teeth roots. However, the reason they can offer this support is because implants are designed for your jawbone to fuse to their surfaces as it heals. Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implant posts mimic your healthy, natural teeth roots in as many ways as possible, including becoming permanent parts of your jawbone’s anatomy.

Why they fit most tooth loss patients

The number of teeth you’ve lost, as well as several other factors, largely dictates whether you need a dental bridge or denture to rebuild your smile. However, whether you’ve lost one tooth, several teeth, or all of the teeth on your dental ridge, dental implants may be the best way to support your custom restoration. Because they’re designed to integrate with your jawbone’s structure, they can be appropriate for most patients who’ve experienced tooth loss, even those who may have suffered some loss of their jawbone’s mass and density.

When it’s best to receive them

One of the most important functions that dental implants replace is the ability of your teeth roots to stimulate your jawbone. This ability helps prevent the loss of jawbone mass and density that can occur following the loss of one or more teeth roots. Generally, the best time to receive dental implants is as soon as you’ve experienced tooth loss or have a tooth extracted. If you’ve already lost teeth and wear a conventional bridge or denture, then upgrading them as soon as possible with an appropriate number of dental implant posts could improve your long-term oral health.

Learn more about modern dental implants

Dental implants, which are one of the most comprehensive options for replacing lost teeth, can do a number of interesting things for your smile’s long-term health and integrity. 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.