If you have tooth loss, it’s wise to explore and understand your tooth replacement options. There are many excellent solutions available today, and some of them, like dental implants, may be unfamiliar to you.
Many people who have weighed all the tooth replacement options have found that dental implants in Aurora, CO are a versatile, effective solution to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants offer numerous benefits, whether you compare them to other methods or consider them on their own.
1) Offers Long-Term Tooth Replacement
Dental implants are a highly successful, long-term tooth replacement. A titanium implant post is inserted in the jaw, and as it heals, it fuses with the bone and tissue around it. Once it heals completely, the implant becomes part of your dental anatomy, just like the lost tooth root.
Dental implants have been used for nearly 50 years, and with a 95% success rate, they are also very predictable. While a dental crown, bridge, or denture attached will need replacement every 15-20 years, the implant post can last a lifetime with proper dental care.
2) Restores Full Chewing Function
Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement because they are the closest form and function to a natural tooth. A dental implant fills the gap in your smile and restores full chewing function because they’re anchored securely in your jawbone.
A single implant supports a dental crown to restore function and appearance, and multiple missing teeth use dental implants to anchor a bridge or partial denture. For complete tooth loss, your dentist can use as few as four implants to support a full custom denture.
Your custom denture snaps onto the implants in your jaw, and you can return to confidently eating all your favorite foods, knowing that your dentures will stay securely in place.
3) Supports a Healthy Jawbone
A root does more than hold a tooth in place; through chewing and speaking, the root helps stimulate the healthy growth of bone in your jaw. When the tooth is lost, this action stops, and the bone starts to shrink.
Removable dentures don't do anything to stimulate the roots because they sit on top of your gums. The only tooth replacement option that helps prevent further bone loss is dental implants.
With a dental implant in place, bone regeneration resumes and promotes a healthier jawbone and provides support for your face that helps you avoid an aged or sunken-in appearance.
4) Provides Natural-Looking Results
Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. As your dentist guides you through the implant procedure, they will recommend the type of tooth restoration needed to complete your smile.
Whether you need a single crown for one missing tooth or a bridge, partial denture, or full denture for multiple teeth, your dentist will custom-craft the restoration to blend beautifully with the smile. Using beautiful, realistic materials like porcelain and ceramic, your tooth replacement will be designed to look completely natural and beautiful.
You’ll feel confident about smiling, laughing, or sharing a meal with friends again, knowing that your smile looks great.
Want to Learn More about Dental Implants in Aurora, CO?
Would you like to see if you’re a good candidate for dental implants? Dr. Holly Baller offers complete dental implant services in Aurora, including placement, restoration, bone grafting, and sinus lifts. She is excited that you’re considering dental implants and would love to meet with you to see if you’re a good candidate.
Please call Baller Dental & Orthodontics to schedule a consultation appointment to get started!