We are taking a chance that you have heard the song, “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” at some point. When it’s sung by a 7 or 8 year old, it can be really cute. It’s a little different if it’s sung by an adult.
Kids lose their primary teeth to make room for their permanent or adult teeth. When adults lose their teeth, they can turn to restorative dentistry at Highlands Ranch Smiles. When dental implants are combined with dental bridges and dentures, we can rebuild your smile and bring back the function of your lost teeth.
If you want to learn how we can do this, make an appointment at our dentist office if you live in or near Highlands Ranch, CO.
Dental Implants: A Secure Foundation
Anyone who has built a fence can talk to you about the “joy” of digging post holes. This is an important part of the process. By securing each post in the ground, your fence is much more likely to remain standing for years and hopefully decades to come.
In the field of restorative dentistry, dental implants are kind of like those fence posts. You can create a secure and stable support system for your replacement teeth by embedding your dental implants in your jaw.
Dental implants are replacements for the roots of your missing teeth. Like your roots anchor your teeth in your jaw, implants can be used to anchor replacement teeth.
We will be happy to answer any questions you have about dental implants, including whether you are a good candidate to receive them.
Just call 720-644-8186 to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
Dental Implant-Supported Bridges
Before dental implants were invented, dentistry was somewhat limited in how it could restore your smile.
For someone missing a few teeth, a dental bridge was the best option in many cases. To make a traditional bridge, the dentist would grind down the two teeth closest to the gap in the patient’s smile.
Those teeth would serve as abutments that supported the bridge. This also put added stress on those teeth since they were now supporting multiple crowns at the same time.
This can work, but you can make your dental bridge more secure without doing anything to your otherwise healthy teeth with dental implants. Your implant or implants (depending on how many teeth you are replacing) will keep your dental bridge in place.
Your smile will look complete again and you will be able to keep eating the foods that you love.
We would be happy to explain what dental implants and dental bridges have done for other patients and could do for you. Contact us today to make an appointment at Highlands Ranch Smiles.
Dental Implant-Supported Dentures
Dental bridges may be fine if you are missing a few teeth, but what if you are missing a whole row of teeth? Or both rows of teeth?
With dental implants to support your dentures, you may feel like you have a third set of teeth.
Traditional dentures rest on the outside of your gums. This creates some problems.
Let’s consider the fence we talked about earlier. If you just placed the posts on the ground, how confident would you be that the fence would remain standing? Basically, that’s how traditional dentures fit inside your mouth.
Knowing this, it won’t surprise you that dentures can get pulled out of position when you bite into certain foods. As most people with dentures can tell you, they also can slip out when you are speaking, which can be embarrassing depending on who is around when it happens.
You can avoid many of these issues by getting implant-supported dentures instead. With as few as four dental implants, you can secure your dentures in place.
This means you can dine out with your friends, order whatever you want from the menu, and tell that funny story from your last vacation. And the whole time, you won’t have to worry that your “teeth” might fall out.
Make an appointment at our dentist office in Highlands Ranch, CO, if you would like to learn more about implant-supported dentures.
Trust Your ‘Teeth’
When you lose teeth, you don’t just lose the appearance of your smile. You also can lose your ability to eat the foods that you want to eat.
Our team at Highlands Ranch Smiles wants to give you back everything you may have lost when you lost your teeth.