The good news is about tooth loss is that, with a highly lifelike dental implant restoration, you can avoid many of its most severe consequences. The other good news is that, if you haven’t experienced tooth loss yet, you have a good chance of avoiding it and the need to replace your lost teeth, which can prove more beneficial for your oral health long-term. Today, we examine how by exploring what often leads to tooth loss, how you can lower your risks of it, and what to know about further tooth loss if it has already occurred.

What leads to tooth loss?

When it comes to most oral health concerns, the best way to avoid their consequences is to prevent them from occurring. This includes many of the more complex oral health conditions, such as periodontal disease, which is the leading cause of adult tooth loss for adults. When you know what causes tooth loss, you can be more aware of what your specific risk factors for it are, and take more effective steps to protect your smile and avoid the loss of a tooth.

How to lower your risks of it

Understanding the causes of tooth loss won’t be as beneficial unless you know whether or not you exhibit these conditions, or are at risk for them. This takes partnering with your dentist or oral health specialist to thoroughly examine your oral health and any existing concerns that could lead to higher risks of tooth loss in the future. For instance, if you have periodontal disease, or if you exhibit problems with your jawbone structure’s health and integrity, then a thorough diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan can help you address the problem and reduce your risks of it leading to tooth loss.

What to know if you do need a replacement

If you’ve already experienced tooth loss, then the good news is that you’re not destined to lose more in the future. However, the consequences of losing a tooth means that you’re significantly more likely to unless you replace the lost tooth structure as soon as possible. One of the impacts of tooth loss that contributes the greatest to future tooth loss is the effect of your missing tooth root. For many patients, reducing the risks of further tooth loss means replacing the roots of their lost teeth with one or more dental implants as soon as possible.

Learn more about preserving your smile

It’s possible to avoid having to replace a tooth if you haven’t lost it yet, or to avoid losing more if you have. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.