The factors that contribute to tooth loss can be both complicated and devastating. When the ligaments that connect the tooth to the bone becomes compromised or damaged, the tooth’s stability is at risk. Similarly, when the bone structure that supports the teeth is inadequate, mobility and eventual tooth loss are the consequences.
In some instances, the structures that support the teeth may be healthy, while the integrity of the tooth itself is questionable. This is the typical scenario following trauma to the tooth such as a fracture, decay, or an unsuccessful root canal procedure. When the tooth can no longer be saved, the best treatment may be tooth extraction followed by a more predictable replacement such as a dental implant.
Fortunately, no matter the particular cause of your tooth loss, Dr. Brad Crump, an implant dentist serving 75205 patients, can help to regain your smile. Dental implants have been recognized as the premiere tooth replacement choice for more than 30 years. Mainly due to their predictable nature, esthetic appeal, and conservative design, the dental community largely agrees that implants are an ideal solution for tooth loss.
Your implant dentist may recommend dental implants to restore an individual missing tooth or to rehabilitate the entire mouth. For patients who have lost their natural teeth due to lack of bone support, additional procedures may be recommended to reinforce the implant. These procedures may include bone and/or gum tissue grafting. In most cases, these adjunctive procedures can be performed at the time of implant placement.
To achieve the most accurate and predictable resolution to tooth loss, it is critical to schedule a comprehensive clinical examination with your implant dentist. This initial examination is vital for determining how implants can best suit your specific tooth replacement needs. Your implant dentist will explain the risks and rewards, as well as review frequently asked questions.
Armed with all of the facts, you will be well prepared to move forward with your implant treatment. Call 214-443-0876 for your appointment today and discover how you can renew your smile with dental implants.