The Dental Implant Process
When you have a missing or failing tooth, it affects every aspect of your life. You may have difficulty chewing and eating the food you once enjoyed. You may also feel self-conscious talking or smiling at other people because of your missing tooth.
Dr. Lindsay Compton has a solution for you, and that is dental implants in Arvada.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is essentially comprised of three parts:
The implant itself is made of biocompatible titanium. It is surgically placed into your bone and then allowed time to heal and integrate with your bone. This creates a firm foundation for your new tooth, which is typically a high-quality porcelain crown that Dr. Compton will customize to complement your smile. Your new crown attaches to the implant with an abutment, and your new tooth is complete.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
By restoring both your root and your tooth, a dental implant closely mimics your natural tooth. This protects the integrity of your oral health by keeping your bone healthy and stimulated and prevents your remaining teeth from shifting into the open space. You'll be able to chew, eat, smile, and talk with ease once again because an implant provides all the same function you had with your natural tooth.
Dental implants are easy to take care of, and they also offer great longevity. With excellent home care and regular dental check-ups, they can potentially last for a lifetime. This makes them a cost-effective long-term investment in your oral health.
At Generations Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer our patients high-quality dental care in a warm and friendly atmosphere that we know you're going to love! If you've thought about replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Compton today so you can learn more about the possibilities for your smile.