When it’s time to look for a solution to replace failing or missing teeth, there’s no shortage of customizable options available in modern dentistry! You already know about bridges and removable dentures, but dental implants have changed the way dentists approach tooth replacement completely.
A dental implant is a tiny device made from medical-grade titanium created to support replacement teeth. If you have been struggling with missing teeth, you will love the natural look, feel, and longevity of dental implants that look, feel, and function like a real tooth.
At Scheich Family Dentistry, we offer complete dental implant restoration. After the implant is placed by a top specialist, Drs. Jeff and Stephanie Scheich create a beautiful crown, bridge, and full or partial dentures to restore function and appearance.
Dental Implants Are a Healthy Tooth Replacement Solution
A missing tooth is more than an aesthetic problem. When a healthy tooth root’s in place, it helps stimulate regeneration of the jawbone; when the root is lost, this process stops, and the bone starts to break down. As the bone deteriorates, you lose support for your facial features, leading to a tired or aged appearance. Support for surrounding teeth is also lost, which leads to further tooth loss.
Full and partial dentures solve the aesthetic issue but don’t address the problem of jawbone deterioration. However, a dental implant surgically placed in the jawbone takes up the function of the lost tooth root. Healthy bone growth is restored, and your oral health and smile are protected.
A healing period of several months follows implant placement so the titanium post can fuse with bone and tissue in your jaw. Our dentists then attach a connector piece called an abutment to the implant, which we use to anchor your natural-looking replacement teeth.
They restore a single implant with a dental crown and use two or more implants to return function to multiple missing teeth using bridges and dentures.
Why Our Dentists Recommend Dental Implants
Dental implants have been used for decades, and in that time, have become the preferred tooth-replacement method by dentists and patients. Some of the reasons are listed below:
- A dental implant replaces an entire missing tooth—from root to crown—and is the closest thing to a real tooth in form, function, and appearance.
- Since implants are a standalone tooth replacement, you don’t have to brush and floss around tricky dental work like bridges; just brush and floss them as you would your real teeth.
- If you are conscientious about your gum care and avoid periodontal disease, your dental implant can last a lifetime.
Implant-Retained Dentures Stay Securely in Place
If you have ill-fitting removable dentures, you probably experience challenges that include slipping, shifting, or falling unexpectedly. When we add dentures to your dental implants, you have the best of both worlds: replacement teeth that complement your smile and stay securely in place, no matter how hard you laugh or sneeze!
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation Appointment
If you need to replace one or more missing teeth, dental implants may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Call our Castle Pines, CO dental office to schedule an appointment to get started.