Having missing teeth is a problem that can affect many aspects of your life. People with failing teeth are consumed by this problem. They think about the issue every time they speak, laugh, and especially, whenever they eat. That’s why our Highlands Ranch, Colorado dental office has focused on providing people with missing teeth with reliable tooth replacement options.
When it comes to replace missing teeth, the best option by far is the dental implant. The dental implant has been used for decades, but the procedure has been perfected over the years. Now we can place the implants with a 98 percent success rate, and these implants nearly match the power of your natural teeth.
We understand that implants are an investment, but this tooth replacement option is head-and-shoulders above other options. Today we want to show you why dental implants are worth the investment. You can start this by giving us a call today at 720-644-8186.
Replacing a Single Missing tooth
For decades, people with a single missing tooth have been using a dental bridge to fix the problem. The bridge is made up of a series of dental crowns and is supported by two healthy teeth. The crown actually replacing the missing tooth is a solid crown, whereas the supporting crowns are placed over teeth.
The problem with the dental bridge is that we have to shave down healthy teeth to support the restoration. So, even if your teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are healthy, we’ll still need to restore them. This is now considered to be a more invasive treatment than replacing a missing teeth with a dental implant.
Common Way to Replace All Your Teeth
If you have a missing tooth or gaps in the smile, you’ll want to find a solution that fits your smile goals. Dentures are the most common way to replace missing teeth, especially if you are missing multiple teeth or entire arches of teeth. Dentures function by resting on the gums or through suction. Today’s dentures are more lifelike than ever before, but they have a host of problems.
Here are some of the challenges of dentures:
- Dentures do not function as well as natural teeth
- Dentures will slide around in the mouth
- Dentures often reduce your food selection
- Dentures can give you speech issues
At the heart of all of these issues is jawbone recession. Jawbone recession happens whenever the teeth are lost because the jawbone loses its chief function. The jawbone will recede rather quickly, usually of the course of just a few months. If we frequently realign the denture during your regular cleanings and exams, we can make sure your have the best possible fit with your denture. But that won’t stop the jawbone from receding. What can stop jawbone recession is a dental implant. Here’s more about the power of dental implants.
The True Value of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the premier tooth replacement option because they merge with the jawbone and prevent any future jawbone recession. The implants are made from titanium, a material that is biocompatible. The implant will heal with the jawbone and literally become part of your body. In fact, it acts just like the root of your natural tooth.
We can restore your implants with a crown, bridge, or denture. Implants have become an extremely popular option for patients with bad dentures or total tooth loss. People with dentures have only a fraction of the biting force of natural teeth, but implants can give you the biting force you had with natural teeth.
With the stability of implants, you can:
- Ditch the bad dentures
- Ditch the denture adhesives
- Eat whatever you want again
- Stop worry about teeth shifting or falling out
- Improve your oral and overall health
Our office has found that implants can restore a person’s smile, improve their confidence, and improve someone’s overall quality of life. Imagine never having to worry about your teeth again. Or never having to deal with bad dentures again. It’s all possible whenever you visit our dental office.
We’d love to sit down and chat with you more about our implants solutions. Give us a call today at 720-644-8186 to hear about our office.