Why Dental Implants are the Superior Option for Missing Teeth

Posted by Gregg L Lage DDS Oct 29, 2023

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If you've ever experienced the discomfort and embarrassment of having a gap in your smile, then read on. Dental implants are not only a game-changer when it comes to restoring your oral health and confidence but also offer long-lasting results that can truly transform your life. 

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone. These tiny titanium posts serve as a sturdy foundation for attaching replacement teeth or crowns.

The Procedure for Getting Dental Implants

First, your dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth, including X-rays and scans, to assess the condition of your jawbone and determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. Once it is confirmed that you are eligible for the procedure, the next step is the placement of the implant itself. This involves surgically inserting a small titanium post into your jawbone. Don't worry – local anesthesia will be used to ensure that you experience minimal discomfort during this process.

After the implant has been placed, there is a healing period called osseointegration. During this time, which can range from several weeks to several months, the implant fuses with your natural bone through a process called biocompatibility. Once osseointegration is complete and your implant has fully integrated with your jawbone, an abutment will be attached to serve as a connector between the implant and the replacement tooth or teeth. Finally comes restoration – fitting custom-made crowns or bridges onto each individual implant. The result? A beautiful set of teeth that look and feel just like natural ones!

The Benefits of Dental Implants

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the gold standard. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants offer a permanent solution that looks and feels natural. Here are some key benefits of choosing dental implants:

  1. Improved Appearance: Dental implants blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, giving you a beautiful smile that boosts your confidence.
  2. Enhanced Functionality: With dental implants, you can enjoy all your favorite foods without worrying about discomfort or limitations.
  3. Long-Lasting Results: Dental implants are designed to last for many years, even a lifetime, with proper care and maintenance.
  4. Preserved Bone Health: When a tooth is lost, the underlying jawbone can deteriorate over time. Dental implants help preserve bone density and prevent further deterioration.
  5. Prevents Shifting Teeth: A gap in your smile can cause adjacent teeth to shift out of position over time. By filling the gap with an implant, you maintain proper alignment and avoid potential bite issues.
  6. Easy Maintenance: Unlike removable dentures that require special cleaning solutions or adhesives, caring for dental implants is as simple as brushing and flossing like you would with natural teeth.
  7. Improved Speech: Missing teeth can affect speech patterns and pronunciation of certain words.

To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (303) 427-4552 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 7475 Dakin St #335, Denver 80221.

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