The best permanent tooth replacement treatment available to Fort Worth area people who are missing teeth are dental implants.
A dental implant is a metal (ideally titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the rod. Titanium is amazingly strong and extremely well tolerated by the human body. There are very few instances of rejection. In fact, most Fort Worth implant dentists are not familiar with any such cases.
Tooth implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. Are you a good candidate for tooth implant surgery?
Because the metal rod is anchored into the jaw bone, it is essential that you have enough healthy bone at the implant site. Dr. Stephen Ratcliff can determine if you do.
Age is rarely a factor. Dental implants have proved to be successful for Fort Worth people of all ages. Dr. Stephen Ratcliff provides comprehensive cosmetic and restorative dentistry for every member of the family.
There are a few medical issues that may affect your eligibility for implants. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, radiation therapy for cancer, parathyroid disorders, bone disorders and leukemia. The presence of one or more of these conditions does not necessarily mean an implant cannot work for you; discuss any health issues with Dr. Stephen Ratcliff during your implant consultation.
Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is located at 909 W Mitchell St, Arlington TX. Call 817-274-7875 to schedule an implant consultation.