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If you ask for the best option for replacing a missing tooth, an implant dentist will probably mention dental implants, and for good reason. Dental implants remain the most durable and reliable tooth replacement option available. Beyond the regular dental functions, they also improve bone health, something you will not get with other alternatives. In this article, you will find some of the cosmetic benefits of choosing dental implants.
After a tooth is lost on the jaw, the bone underlying it starts to resorb. Gradually, the bone deterioration worsens to the point where the face starts to look sunken. With multiple missing teeth and delay before replacing them, patients are at the risk of this issue. Dental implants help preserve facial structure by replicating the function of lost tooth roots. These artificial tooth roots stimulate the jawbone to maintain its structure and health.
The dental implants are actually not tooth-colored, considering they are made from titanium allow. However, after placing them inside the jawbone, they stay out of sight. The dental restoration that the implant support – bridges, crowns and dentures – look like the natural teeth. The implant dentist will have them customized (size, color and shape) to fit with the rest of the smile and complement the patient’s facial features and oral structure.
The high-quality ceramic material used to make the implant restoration is translucent, like the natural tooth enamel. Most people will be hard to distinguish them apart from the rest of the teeth.
Durable and appealing dentition
With adequate oral care, dental implants can last a lifetime. The restoration on them can survive several decades of use. Ceramic restorations do not get stained easily like natural enamel, so patients can enjoy their favorite meals and beverages and not worry about changes to their smile’s appearance.
Regular dentures can look good in the mouth, but there is a major concern. The fit changes slowly with time, which makes them prone to slipping out of their position while talking or eating – a situation that can cause embarrassment, especially in public. By supporting dentures with implants, patients can get a dental restoration that stays in place since the implants are anchored to the jawbone. The stable foundation also offers better chewing forces to handle any meal. Although newer dentures now have better fit and functions, the limitations are still there.
A gap between one’s dentition can leave a dent on self-esteem and confidence. By replacing a lost tooth with dental implants, patients can talk and smile in social situations without worry. A smile is often a great way to make a good first impression.
Dental implants have recorded a high rate of success over the years. If you are interested in this option for your lost teeth, meet with the implant dentist to discuss your options. Implants have better aesthetic appeal and function than other dental restoration options. To learn more, book an appointment today.
Request an appointment here: https://www.thedentistindenverco.com or call Gregg L Lage DDS, PC at 303-427-4552 for an appointment in our Denver office.