When it comes to restoring your smile you have a variety of options available at your dentist's office, each with its own set of benefits and setbacks. Of all of these, dental implants represent the longest-lasting solution for missing teeth. They do require the largest initial investment of time, but many satisfied patients agree that they are very much worth it.
To find out if you're a candidate for the procedure, your first step should be to contact your Fort Worth, TX, dentists, Dr. William Ralstin and Dr. Adam Furman.
Advantages Over Other Treatments
Dental bridges remain a very effective treatment for addressing gaps in your smile, and they may be your best choice depending on a number of considerations. But there are clear advantages to choosing dental implants.
Dental implants will not impact adjacent teeth, so they can replace a missing tooth without depending on its neighbors for support. A bridge often requires that these supporting teeth be reshaped in order to accept a crown so that the bridge can be attached to them.
A dental implant is instead supported in a similar fashion to a natural tooth. In place of a root, a titanium post is permanently implanted onto the bone, then an abutment will support your new tooth.
Dentures are the most commonly known method for restoring multiple teeth, but dental implants offer a more secure alternative. Dental implant-supported dentures, including partial dentures, are attached in a similar way to a single dental implant. With the added benefit that a few implants can support an entire set of dentures. The result is dentures that will not shift inside your mouth as you eat or speak.
Dental Implants in Fort Worth, TX
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants as they require healthy gums, strong bone structure, and bad habits like smoking can hinder healing. Often, a lot of these setbacks can be overcome with the help of your dentists, so if you are curious about dental implants please make an appointment with Dr. Ralstin and Dr. Furman in Fort Worth, TX, by dialing 817-926-8700.