Have you lost one or more teeth and wonder if you should choose dental implants to replace them? The good news is that you most likely qualify, and therefore, have a great chance of enjoying the many benefits of implants. However, there may sometimes be one or more concerns that could impact your ability to receive the implant posts. At our Southlake, TX, dental office, we’ll not only perform a comprehensive exam to ensure that you qualify for dental implants, but also provide a number of treatment options to address any concerns that may be in the way.
Understand your tooth loss
The reason why you lost one or more teeth is important when it comes to rebuilding your smile. If you don’t address it, then you may continue losing teeth. For example, gum disease (the most common cause of tooth loss) will continue eroding your gums and jawbone if you don’t treat and control it. Depending on the cause of your tooth loss, you might need gum disease or other treatment to restore your smile’s good health first.
Keep the rest of your smile healthy
After getting your smile’s health back, keep it healthy by making excellent dental hygiene and routine preventive dental care your top priorities. For instance, just because you treat gum disease doesn’t mean that you’re safe from it for all time. Also, you could develop other concerns, such as decay in a nearby tooth, if you don’t focus on keeping your smile healthy after tooth loss.
Don’t waste any time
Whether you qualify for dental implants now or need one or more prerequisite procedures first, the most important thing to remember is don’t hesitate. The loss of your teeth (and their roots) will continue impacting your other teeth and jawbone structure. Any existing issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease, will continue to grow worse, compromising even more of your smile. The best way to restore your smile is to seek appropriate treatment as soon as possible.
Learn how to qualify for dental implants
After losing one or more teeth, you may be able to completely rebuild your smile if you qualify for dental implants. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Gregory Wright, DDS in Southlake, TX today at (817) 481-7999. We also proudly serve patients who live in Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities.