Dental Implant Restorations in Arvada CO
It’s sad how people who are missing teeth are treated in our society.
Often, they are assumed to have poor hygiene or even lower socioeconomic status and this simply isn’t true. Teeth can be lost for a variety of reasons. As anyone who is missing teeth knows, however, a gap in your smile could cost you anything from a career opportunity to the chance for a new relationship.
While societal attitudes might be beyond our control to change, we do have options to help you replace those missing teeth so that you can get back to the things that matter most.
One of the best options for tooth replacement is a dental implant. This innovative system includes both a biocompatible metal “root” that is placed surgically into your jawbone and a customized, lifelike restoration to replace the tooth itself.
Most people with missing teeth can benefit from implants and we’d love to tell you more about them and why we’re so excited about this technology.
What’s So Special About Dental Implants?
Unlike bridges and dentures, which are both designed to sit above the gumline, the dental implant actually replaces the missing root. You might think this isn’t such a big deal—after all, it’s not like anybody actually sees the roots of your teeth!
But the roots of your teeth and the bone in your jaw have an important dependent relationship. The bone holds your teeth in place and the roots stimulate the bone to maintain itself. When you lose a tooth, you break this connection. The bone begins to resorb and becomes diminished. In time, this leads to further loose and lost teeth.
By replacing the missing root with a dental implant, we can reverse this process. The bone will once again start maintaining itself and your long-term dental health will improve.
We will refer you to a surgeon we trust to place your dental implant. Once you are healed, we will create a restoration just for you. If we are replacing a single missing tooth, we will use a crown. These beautiful porcelain restorations look exactly like natural teeth and yours will be crafted so that it perfectly matches the rest of your teeth.
If you are missing a few teeth, we can discuss other restoration options. We can replace each missing tooth with an individual implant, but for some people, this process might be outside of their budget. If we use strategically placed implants to hold a bridge or even dentures in place, you can get the benefits of dental implants with the lower cost of a bridge or denture. Either way, we’ll make sure that your restoration looks great and blends in well with your existing dentistry.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The best way to find out if implants are right for you is to call our office. We’ll schedule your consultation with Arvada dentist Dr. Lindsay Compton so you can discuss your goals and your needs with her and she can create a treatment plan that is right for you.
Call our office today to get started!