When considering tooth replacement options, many patients in Houston, TX learn early about the benefits of dental implants. These are one of the most effective tooth replacement options for patients available today. However, some patients may not be in a situation when first faced with tooth loss to move forward with the placement of dental implants. Fortunately, they can be placed later when circumstances change.
When to consider dental implants
As damaged or missing teeth require placement, patients are educated on their options and can speak to Dr. Heather F. Fleschler about the benefits of each type of treatment. If dental implants are not an option at the time, they may be later. There are situations that can develop or circumstances that may change that allow patients to consider dental implants yet again. Below are a few of the more common times when patients may turn to the placement of dental implants for tooth replacement:
- Bone loss. Because dental implants maintain the bone of the jaw, they can keep dental resorption from occurring. This is what causes the “sunken in” appearance of patients who wear complete dentures. Patients may undergo bone grafting to rebuild the bone and create a proper foundation for the dental implant to be placed.
- Maintain strength and stability of dentures. Using dentures with dental adhesives alone can still be problematic for many patients. Instead, these patients may consider using dental implants along the dental arch to stabilize their full dentures. This is the best way to replace an entire arch of teeth while maintaining the functionality patients desire.
- Seeking permanency. Patients who have partial dentures may want to have a tooth replacement option that doesn’t require daily removal and constant adjustments. By using dental implants to replace single teeth, patients can have a no-fuss replacement option that work for their busy and active lifestyles and eliminates the need for constant removal and care of partial dentures.
Schedule a consultation visit today!
Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of Houston, TX is a dedicated professional ready and willing to assist patients with restoring their smile when they are faced with tooth loss. With dental implants, patients can rest easy knowing their restorations are firmly in place and their smile is fully functional. If you live in the Houston, TX area and are interested in speaking with a dentist regarding implants, we welcome you to book an appointment by calling (713) 660-6500. We are always accepting new patients into the practice for quality care.