Dental implants are the only thing different between a traditional dental restoration and an implant-supported one. Yet, what exactly does that mean, and is it important enough to consider dental implants even if you already wear a restoration? At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, our focus is helping patients rebuild their smiles after tooth loss with the utmost realism. That means giving your restoration the lifelike support it deserves by replacing your lost teeth roots with one or more dental implant posts. Today, we answer a few common questions that patients often have when considering a dental implant restoration.
Are they guaranteed to work?
Your oral health is dynamic enough that no treatment is guaranteed to work. For example, even the highest quality restorations can fail if they aren’t cared for properly. However, compared to more conventional tooth replacement options, dental implants boast the highest average success rate (well above 90%). With our advanced technology, full-range dental implant services, and extensive experience, the success rate of our dental implant treatments is far above average.
Do I need implants if I already have a bridge?
Patients who’ve worn a dental bridge or denture for a while already may have the biggest trouble seeing the need to upgrade to dental implants. Yet, the benefits of dental implants are far more pronounced for patients who have experience with traditional restorations to compare them to. For example, if you wear a dental bridge, it’s likely supported by one or more dental crowns that have been bonded to healthy nearby teeth (known as abutment teeth). By contrast, an implant-supported crown or bridge can replace your lost tooth or teeth without the need for abutments, and the difference in support systems is immediately obvious to patients who are used to more conventional options.
What kinds of benefits can I expect?
If you’ve never worn a dental bridge or denture before, the advantages of dental implants are still highly noticeable, especially their long-term benefits. These benefits stem from their ability to replace your lost teeth roots and the many different functions they serve, including:
- Providing optimal support for your restoration
- Preventing your replacement teeth from shifting
- Improving your ability to bite and chew different foods
- Preventing the loss of your jawbone’s mass and density
- Being as easy to care for as your natural teeth
- And more
Find out if implants are the right choice for you
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, there’s a good chance that dental implants can offer the best solution for replacing them. To learn more about why, 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.