For people who’ve experienced tooth loss, dental implants are a popular way for fully rebuilding their smiles. While many of the advantages of dental implants have become well-known, even to people who haven’t lost teeth, you may still not be completely sure if they’re the right option for your smile. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we’re dedicated to helping all of our patients who’ve suffered tooth loss enjoy a healthier, fuller smile. Today, we examine how dental implants are often the best way to do it.

After losing or extracting a tooth

Losing a tooth, or having to have one extracted, can be a major step in your oral health journey. Regardless of the cause of your tooth loss, it will be permanent, and its effect on the rest of your oral health will grow more severe as long as the space in your smile remains empty. One of the most beneficial times to receive a dental implant is as soon as possible after the tooth is lost or extracted (in the case of tooth extraction, this may be on the same day). Placing a dental implant in place of your lost tooth root as soon as possible will help stop or reduce the impacts that the loss can have on your smile, particularly on the health and integrity of your jawbone structure.

After experiencing significant tooth loss

For some patients, tooth loss involves more than just a single missing or extracted tooth, and may include severe or total tooth loss on one or both of their dental ridges. If your tooth loss is significant, then you may have even more doubt about whether or not dental implants are a good idea. Unlike traditional prostheses, placing dental implants is a more delicate procedure that involves surgically implanting one or more root-like posts. However, more significant tooth loss means you can benefit even more from dental implants and their ability to completely rebuild your smile.

After years of wearing a traditional prosthesis

The thing about tooth loss is that some of the effects, especially the loss of your teeth roots, will continue to grow worse even after replacing your lost teeth with a traditional bridge or denture. That’s because they don’t come equipped with a solution for replacing your lost teeth roots, and their loss can cause your jawbone and other oral structures to grow weaker over time. If it’s been a long time since you’ve lost teeth, then seeking treatment with dental implants as soon as possible can be vital to preserving what remains of your strong, healthy jawbone structure.

Find out if you can benefit from dental implants

Dental implants may benefit your smile no matter what your specific tooth loss and restoration needs are. 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.