The more you hear about dental implants, the more obvious the benefits are when it comes to rebuilding your smile. After losing one or more teeth, the many different consequences of the loss can have a dramatic impact on nearly aspect of your oral health. Much of these effects involve the loss of your teeth roots, which is why dental implants are so important to your long-term oral health. Fortunately, qualifying for dental implants can be simpler than many people expect. At our office, we strive to make it as convenient as possible so you can enjoy the many advantages of dental implants.
Making sure your smile is healthy
If you’ve experienced tooth loss due to an existing dental health condition, then chances are your smile isn’t the healthiest it’s ever been. Fortunately, you can restore your good oral health after you’ve lost one or more teeth. For instance, if the loss was because of gum disease, then you can seek treatment to control and manage it so it doesn’t worsen your oral health. Doing so will help you qualify for dental implants by ensuring that there’s no underlying condition to compromise their success.
Determining if you need jawbone grafting
Some conditions, including gum disease or the prolonged loss of your teeth roots, can also have an impact on the quality of your jawbone structure. Gum disease can gradually erode this structure, making it significantly weaker. The loss of your teeth roots reduces stimulation in your jawbone, causing it to lose mass and density over time. Before recommending dental implant placement, we can help you determine if you need jawbone grafting first to build up support, or if you may benefit from specialized dental implant posts.
Deciding on the best types of implants
While some patients may need jawbone grafting before receiving traditional dental implants, many of our patients can benefit from the use of specialized, small-diameter dental implant posts. Crafted to be smaller and thinner, but offer optimal support for your restoration, small-diameter implants can be successfully placed within areas of jawbone structure that have lost mass and density. In some cases, the use of small-diameter dental implants can help patients avoid the need for jawbone grafting in order to qualify for dental implants.
Find out if you qualify for dental implants
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then find out if you qualify for rebuilding your smile with dental implants. 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.