Whether you’ve just experienced tooth loss or are faced with the need for tooth extraction, or you’ve lost one or more teeth long ago, dental implants could be the best thing for your smile. Unlike conventional replacement teeth, they can offer a more realistic way to replace your lost teeth and the way their roots interact with the rest of your oral structures. Today, we take a closer look at whether dental implants could be best for your smile, and whether or not you’re a good candidate to receive them.

Does it matter how many teeth you’ve lost?

The immediate goal of replacing your lost teeth is to restore your bite’s ability to function properly and avoid some of the continuing consequences of tooth loss. These consequences and the restoration of your smile can be more complex the more teeth you’ve lost, which can make dental implants seem like a highly extensive solution for dealing with severe tooth loss. The good news is that dental implant posts can support any size dental restoration to replace any number of teeth you may have lost. The secret is in the strategic placement of the dental implant posts, which enable them to absorb a maximum amount of pressure every time you bite and chew.

Do you already have a bridge or denture?

Patients who have already worn a conventional dental bridge or denture for a while may not see any obvious benefit to upgrading their restoration with dental implants. When designed and placed correctly, a conventional dental bridge or denture can offer highly satisfactory results in restoring your smile’s appearance and much of your bite’s proper function. However, there are several consequences of tooth loss that can only be successfully addressed by replacing the roots of your lost teeth. By upgrading a current restoration with an appropriate number of dental implant posts, you can more fully restore your smile and protect it from these consequences.

Do you have an underlying oral health issue?

The ability for dental implants to integrate themselves into the bone structure of your dental ridge is the key to how they improve your restoration’s function. This allows them to mimic your healthy, natural teeth roots and offer a higher level of support when you bite and chew. However, if you have an underlying oral health concern, such as severe gum disease, then it may require attention before you can receive your dental implant posts. After a comprehensive examination, we can help you determine if dental implants are best for your smile, and whether you need additional treatment to address any underlying oral health concern.

Learn if dental implants are best for restoring your smile

Dental implants could be the best way to restore your smile after experiencing tooth loss, even if your condition is severe or occurred a while ago. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.