Tooth Loss and Your Smile, Years Later

Tooth loss is the kind of issue that’s immediately noticeable. In fact, unless you’ve lost the tooth due to an emergency, you may have seen it coming before it actually occurred. That’s because tooth loss is most often due to one of several potential underlying issues, such as gum disease, that has become severe and eroded your tooth structure and/or oral tissues. However, once you address the issue and , thereplace your lost tooth or teeth impacts of the loss may not stop affecting your oral health. For example, unless you replace the roots of your lost teeth as well as their visible structures, tooth loss will continue to have a negative impact on your smile years after it occurs. (more…)

How Difficult Is It to Care for Dental Implants?

There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to rebuilding your smile with dental implants. The loss of your teeth won’t be such a concern for your smile’s appearance or your oral health anymore, and you can once again experience the joys of a fully functioning bite. However, the long-term success of your dental implants, and their ability to continue providing these benefits, depends on how well and how consistently you care for them after they’ve been placed. (more…)

The Connection Between Jawbone Grafting and Dental Implants

The process of replacing lost teeth and their roots with dental implants can often be pretty straight-forward. However, for some patients, the collateral effects of tooth loss can cause several other concerns that can grow worse over time, and sometimes, it can impact the details of the dental implant process. One of the most consequential of these effects is the loss of your jawbone’s mass and density after having lost one or more teeth roots. Taking this loss into account, we can customize a dental implant treatment plan specifically to rebuild your smile, which may include grafting in severe cases of jawbone erosion. (more…)

The Value of Mini and Small-Diameter Dental Implants

Some patients are surprised to learn that they have a choice in different types of dental implants, or that there are different types to choose from at all. With the purpose of replacing your lost teeth roots and allowing your jawbone to fuse to them, it may not seem like there’s much room for variation in dental implant posts. However, at our Ft. Worth, TX, office, we’re dedicated to providing the highest-quality dental implant treatment to all patients who’ve experienced tooth loss. Maintaining that quality means offering customized implants, such as mini and small-diameter implants that consist of thinner and more minimally invasive posts. (more…)

How Do Dental Implants Replace Lost Teeth Roots?

Dental restorations that are designed to replace lost teeth are traditionally defined by how many teeth they’re meant to replace. For example, dentures are for replacing complete rows of missing teeth, while bridges can be used for a single lost tooth, or multiple adjacent ones. However, dental implants aren’t designed only to fill in the spaces in your smile – they’re designed to replace the roots of your lost teeth, and therefore, can treat nearly any severity of tooth loss. (more…)

Ways that Tooth Extraction Saves Your Smile

In most cases, the right restorative dental treatment can help you save your smile by addressing the problem and helping your preserve your healthy, natural tooth structure. However, that isn’t always the case, and for some patients, the only way to save their smiles is to remove a tooth before it has a chance to cause more harm. At our Ft. Worth, TX, office, we can perform tooth extraction with a specific focus on preserving your smile and long-term oral health. That includes using minimally invasive techniques to remove the tooth, as well as placing a lifelike dental implant post to replace the extracted root on the same day. (more…)

Why Minimally Invasive Treatment Matters

Restoring your smile’s health, appearance, and function after you’ve suffered tooth loss is a balance between providing optimal treatment results and preserving your healthy, natural tooth structure and oral tissues. Not only should your restoration look and function like your healthy teeth, but the treatment process should also be designed to minimize any impacts on the rest of your oral health. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we design every treatment plan to be as minimally invasive as possible, not just to set ourselves apart from other practices, but to ensure every patient receives optimal treatment for rebuilding their smiles. (more…)

Ways You Might Be Making Your Tooth Loss Risks Worse

Because your oral health is unique, your oral health needs are different than everyone else’s, including people who may have similar dental health concerns. For example, tooth loss means the same thing to everyone, but the specific risks that lead to tooth loss aren’t always even similar. Things like severe gum disease or accidental trauma might lead to the same result. However, if you can recognize your specific tooth loss risks and how you might be making them worse without realizing it, then you can take significant steps to reduce those risks and do a better job of protecting your smile for life. (more…)

A Few More Ways Implants Improve Your Restoration

Today, dental restorations are often so lifelike in appearance that they’re barely distinguishable from healthy, natural teeth. That includes replacement options such as dental bridges and dentures, which many people rely on to restore their bite’s ability to function as well as their smiles’ appearances. However, even with their realistic appearance, conventional dental bridges and dentures can’t mimic the same level of support that your healthy, natural teeth enjoy. At our Ft. Worth, TX, implant office, we can help you improve the quality of your restoration by giving it the support of one or more biocompatible, root-like dental implant posts. (more…)

3 Things that Happen when You Receive Same-Day Implants

Some things about dental implants are obvious. For example, most people who’ve heard of them know that implants are designed to be placed within your jawbone after losing teeth ( hence the name, dental implants). However, not every dental implant is the same, and not every implant treatment plan suits every tooth loss patient. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we have extensive experience customizing dental implant treatment to meet every patient’s unique needs. That can often mean designing a treatment plan that includes restoring your dental implants the same day that we place them within your jawbone. (more…)