Tooth loss isn’t something that everyone will have to deal with, but a large percentage of people will at some point in their lives. For some people, it may be the result of something out of their control, such as the impaction of a wisdom tooth or a severe, accidental traumatic injury. For others, it may be the result of a chronic oral health condition that could have been prevented, or treated before tooth loss occurred. If it does occur, then tooth loss has to be addressed as soon as possible in order to prevent the continuing impacts it could have on your oral health.
Addressing the state of your oral health first
The fact that tooth loss most often occurs from preventable conditions, like gum disease, is important for several reasons. The first is that it means most people have a good chance of avoiding ever having to deal with tooth loss. By preventing or treating gum disease and other common concerns early, you can protect your oral health and preserve your healthy, natural teeth better. The second reason, however, is that it means the loss of your tooth may not be the end of the problem. Its underlying cause will continue to grow worse, especially if that cause is gum disease, and so will your risks of experiencing further tooth loss if it isn’t addressed.
Dealing with the loss of your tooth as soon as possible
After dealing with the root cause of your tooth loss and overall state of your oral health, the next important step is dealing with the loss of your tooth itself. This includes not only replacing the visible crown of your tooth, but also the root of the tooth that supported it. The loss of your tooth can cause other aspects of your oral health to deteriorate, and much of this stems from the loss of your tooth’s root. The most effective way to deal with this loss and avoid the problems that result from it is to replace the root of your lost tooth with a dental implant post.
Streamlining your dental implant treatment
Dental implants are designed to support a dental restoration in the same way natural teeth roots support your healthy teeth. If you’ve lost a single tooth, then an implant post can be placed to support a single, lifelike dental crown. However, regardless of the size of the restoration, traditional dental implant treatment can involve multiple visits to different dental offices, including one to have your dental implant posts placed and another to receive the restoration that they support. At our office, we can streamline your dental implant treatment by performing every stage of the treatment process in-house. This allows you to restore your smile and enjoy the benefits of dealing with your tooth loss sooner and more successfully.
Learn what to expect when dealing with tooth loss
After you lose a tooth, you’ll have to deal with the loss as soon as possible, before its cause and the loss itself have increasingly worse impacts on your oral health. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.