For people who experience tooth loss, the future state of their smiles and oral health can depend heavily on replacing the teeth they’ve lost. For many of them, the most effective way to restore their smiles and preserve their long-term oral health is to replace their lost teeth with an appropriate number of dental implants. The small, biocompatible posts are designed to mimic your healthy, natural teeth roots, and to help reestablish their functions after you’ve lost one or more of your healthy, natural teeth. Because they integrate with your oral structures, the success of your dental implants may rely on several additional factors.

If they’re really your best option

Dental implants are highly biocompatible, which means they’re designed to integrate successfully with your oral structures (particularly, your jawbone structure). They need to do this in order to successfully replace your lost teeth roots and support your custom-designed dental crown, bridge, or denture. This support makes dental implants an ideal solution for most people who’ve experienced tooth loss, and can help create several benefits for the quality, comfort, and overall function of your restoration. Even if you’ve worn a traditional bridge or denture for years already, the addition of one or more dental implants may be your best option for preserving your smile more successfully.

If you have gum disease

There are many different potential reasons for tooth loss to occur, and in many cases, the reason for the loss can have a significant influence on your choice for replacing your lost teeth. For example, patients who lose teeth to gum disease will have to address their gum disease before they can receive dental implants. Gum disease is a progressive concern that grows increasingly worse over time. The damage that it causes to your gum tissues and jawbone structure can make your dental ridge too weak to successfully retain all of your healthy, natural teeth.

If it’s been a while since you lost teeth

If you’ve experienced tooth loss for a while and have worn a traditional dental bridge or denture to address it, then you may be a better candidate for dental implants than you suspect. After relying on a conventional dental restoration to restore their bite function and oral health, many patients can experience significant advantages to the comfort, stability, and function of their restoration by supporting them with one or more dental implants.

Find out if dental implants are best for you

Dental implants can provide a comprehensive and lifelike solution for replacing lost teeth, though there are some things you may want to consider before choosing them. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.