Intro to Dental Implants Dental Implants 101 Multiple Missing Teeth Are Dental Implants right for me?
The team here at Fort Worth Dental has a shared commitment to the notion of saving your teeth whenever possible. However, we sometimes don’t have that option, and sometimes our patients lose teeth or have pre-existing missing teeth.
When our best efforts to save your teeth are not enough, the team at Fort Worth Dental is trained to be able to offer our patients with missing teeth a new lease on your dental life by placing dental implants to restore your mouth’s function and beauty.
Dental implants are a reliable, incredibly strong, comfortable and natural-looking option to consider when it comes to replacing missing teeth.
Dental implants can replace from just one to a full arch of missing teeth. As opposed to the traditional techniques, which offer things like removable, partial and complete dentures, dental implant-retained solutions to replace missing teeth act to stabilize the whole mouth, to preserve the integrity of the bone in the area, and restore your mouth to a strong and esthetic state, allowing you to eat and speak clearly.
So, what are Dental Implants? And how does the Dental Implant process serve to replace missing teeth?
The titanium dental implants are placed into the jaw bone and allowed to rest undisturbed for 3-6 months, during which time the dental implant becomes firmly attached to the existing natural bone in a process called “osseointegration”.
When properly maintained, the implants integrate into the bone and become fused to the site. From then on, dental implants are anchored to the site and gain all the advantages of natural teeth. Chewing pressures are absorbed by the patient’s healthy jawbone and the stimulation causes the strengthening of the bone surrounded the dental implants, preventing bone loss or loss of the implant, as might occur with teeth.
After placement, dental implants provide stability and work to maintain jaw health just as a natural tooth would. The presence of natural teeth or implants helps to preserve the jaw bone. Traditional procedures pose risks of complications, whereas implants promote overall oral and jaw health.
Contact Fort Worth Dental today to learn about your options for dental implants in Fort Worth, TX!