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Your teeth are a representation of who you are and one of the first things people notice. It has such an important role to play in our lives and in addition to the important functions such as helping us chew, talk and speak clearly, they also give our face its shape. Looking after our teeth is an extremely important part of our day-to-day lives and in the event of losing one of these valuable white pearls, it’s important to know what to do and the consequences that await if it is left untreated. While a missing tooth is bad, don’t worry, the good is that there are options for affordable dental implants in Fort Worth.

“The Dental Domino Effect”

The best answer to why you should never let a missing tooth go untreated can be explained by a single theory which is “The Dental Domino Effect”. It can be explained as follows: If you do not deal with the small problems when you notice them, it can have a chain reaction which causes dental deterioration that could have been prevented. In the event of a missing tooth, it would be your teeth tumbling one by one until you’re left with a ton of medical bills and irreparable damage to your natural teeth. We know this sounds like a bit of a horror story, but in our 30+ years of combined experience here at Archpoint Implant Dentistry, we have found over and over again that a missing tooth can become a serious problem if not treated in time.

The reality of a missing tooth: The bad and the ugly

The good news is that there is a solution, but first, we will look at the bad, so you can understand why it’s important to never let that missing tooth go untreated. It might not seem problematic at first, but over time the first space created by the missing tooth will result in more spaces developing as adjacent and opposing teeth will begin to move out of their original positions. The reason for this is that teeth are arranged in the jaw in a way which allows them to support one another and withstand the chewing forces together as a team. When one is lost without being replaced, it sets into motion a collapsing situation where teeth begin to move out of position and alignment. 

This steady shift of the teeth can cause increased food impaction which results in numerous complications such as uncomfortable chewing, over-eruption of the teeth, and in more severe cases sinus collapse in the upper jaw. The shift of your teeth and change in your mouth’s structure then leads to plaque build-up, bad breath, tooth decay, and can increase your chances of gum disease. These are but some of the unwanted complications which can result in further deterioration of your dental hygiene and even overall health if it’s not treated in a timely manner.

The Good: Affordable Dental Implants in Fort Worth

The good (as mentioned earlier) is that there’s a solution and all these unwanted complications can be avoided by dealing with that missing tooth as soon as possible. In oral hygiene, addressing the problem as soon as possible no matter how big or small is often the best way to save yourself both time and money in the long term. A removable partial denture, temporary dentures or a bridge are all ways to replace missing teeth. The best solution however for a missing tooth, which also feels and acts the most natural when chewing, brushing or smiling is a dental implant.

A dental implant is a surgical component that allows a dentist to mount a replacement tooth into the necessary area which ensures an improved appearance, easier eating, comfort, and most importantly better oral and overall health. Dental implants are designed to look and feel like your own teeth as they fuse with natural bone. In other good news, when your implants are done right, they can last a lifetime.

Why ARCHPOINT Implant Dentistry?

Dental implants are a costly investment. Often the cost scares people away from the procedure, but it is important to remember that leaving that missing tooth will cost you much more in the long run, physically, financially, and even mentally. This investment is one that you don’t want to pass on. The good news if you are looking for affordable dental implants in Fort Worth, is that here at ARCHPOINT Implant dentistry, financing dental implants is an option. We make financing affordable dental implants significantly easier as we have relationships with various lenders and will be happy to help find the right one for you.

In addition to providing affordable, and most importantly, high-quality dental implants, we also focus on the experience. When you walk into ARCHPOINT, it’s the overall experience and dedication to supreme treatment which will make your memory of the holistic procedure a positive one. From the moment you arrive, we want you to know you are in the right place with the right people to deliver the impeccable service you deserve.

What’s next? Finding your affordable dental implants

If you are looking for the best dental implants in Fort Worth, we’ve got you covered from the moment you call to the final follow-up appointment. Simply contact our team of caring professionals here at ARCHPOINT Implant Dentistry to schedule a consultation today. Choosing ARCHPOINT means receiving the five-star smile and treatment you deserve.