If you’ve experienced tooth loss, then you may already realize that the best thing you can do for your smile now is to replace your lost teeth as soon as possible. Fortunately, with the help of dental implants, you can restore nearly all of the functionality of your lost tooth or teeth, as well as rebuild your smile with a restoration that closely blends in with the rest of your natural smile. Yet, before you receive dental implants and a custom-designed restoration for them to support, we’ll perform a thorough examination to gauge the state of your oral health, and help you determine if anything needs to be addressed first.
Treat the cause of your tooth loss
There are many different potential reasons why you may lose a tooth, and it’s important to pinpoint the specific cause of your condition before we can address it. For example, if you’ve lost a tooth because it was knocked out from accidental trauma, then replacing the tooth may be the only step required to restore your smile. However, if the tooth was lost because of a chronic, progressive oral health issues that’s allowed to become severe – such as gum disease – then the underlying issue will need to be addressed, first. Otherwise, you’ll stand to lose even more teeth in the future, and your implant restoration may be likely to fail.
Ensure your jawbone is strong enough
The presence of gum disease or another oral health issue isn’t the only thing that might impact the timeline of your dental implant treatment. Whether it’s from prolonged gum disease, or the loss of the tooth’s root over time, your jawbone might also have become less dense and structurally sound than it used to be. This can have an impact on your implant treatment, as dental implants are designed to be placed within your jawbone structure so that it can heal to the implant posts. There may be several options for addressing this concern, such as jawbone grafting and/or the use of small-diameter dental implant posts instead of full-sized ones.
Consider restoring your implants the same day
Once you know you’re a good candidate for dental implant placement and are ready to receive your dental implants, you should consider restoring your implants on the same day that they’re placed. Traditionally, you would have to wait for several months to receive your permanent restoration before you could begin enjoying your new smile. However, with Teeth in a Day, we can shorten that time by custom-designing and placing a high-quality temporary restoration on your implant posts during the same visit.
Learn what you’ll need before getting dental implants
Receiving dental implants is an important step in rebuilding your smile after tooth loss, and we can help you through every step of the process. 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.