There are many different considerations when it comes to choosing dental implants to rebuild your smile after tooth loss. For many people, choosing the right kind of dental implants isn’t always an obvious one, mainly because they don’t realize that there are different kinds. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we can custom-design your implant treatment to meet your unique needs in a highly lifelike and conservative manner. That includes utilizing small-diameter dental implant posts when appropriate to help more patients enjoy the benefits of a full, healthy smile.

Why they’re designed to be smaller

As their name suggests, small-diameter dental implants are smaller than traditional dental implant posts. However, they’re designed to function the same way, and provide the same important benefits for your immediate and long-term oral health. Like regular implants, your jawbone fuses to their biocompatible surfaces after they’ve been placed, allowing us to secure your custom-designed restoration in place with optimal comfort and stability. Yet, because of their thinner design, small-diameter implants can often be placed even when the receiving jawbone structure has lost some mass and density.

When do we recommend them?

The total mass and density of your jawbone plays a significant role in recommending small-diameter implants over traditional implant posts. The process of osseointegration, or your jawbone fusing to the implant posts, requires an adequate amount of jawbone structure to be successful. For some patients, the loss of their teeth roots and/or the presence of severe gum disease can lead to the gradual loss of the jawbone’s mass and density. This may lead to the need for prerequisite procedures, such as jawbone grafting, before traditional dental implants can be placed. However, with the help of small-diameter implants, many patients can avoid the need for grafting before rebuilding their smiles.

The advantages to small-diameter implants

When you’ve experienced tooth loss and want to rebuild your smile, minimizing the extent of treatment you need to receive. This is especially important if your jawbone’s strength and density have diminished, as minimizing treatment can help improve the long-term integrity of your smile. In addition to potentially helping you avoid the need for jawbone grafting, choosing small-diameter implants can also help you restore stimulation within your jawbone and preserve its mass and density in the future.

Learn more about small-diameter implants

For many patients, small-diameter implants can offer a more conservative solution to rebuilding their smiles while enjoying the advantages of 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.