Missing teeth can have a profound impact on your self-confidence, oral health and willingness to show off your smile. Therefore, it is our goal at Arvada Dental Center to ensure you have a complete, strong set of teeth to last a lifetime. If you are missing one or more teeth, we want to help restore your smile to full attractiveness and functionality with dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are one of the leading treatments in restoration dentistry today and are the best solution for replacing missing teeth. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all the teeth in one or both of the arches of your mouth. Unlike dentures, dental implants are fused to your jawbone, where they function as a permanent, non-removable replacement for your tooth. They also do not rely upon surrounding healthy teeth for support like a dental bridge, which requires the supporting teeth to be reshaped and fitted with crowns. Dental implants have a 95% success rate and can last a lifetime, restoring all the health benefits, functionality and confidence of a complete smile.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth can have disadvantages beyond impaired chewing and diminished self-confidence. When you lose a tooth, it leaves behind an empty socket that previously held your tooth’s root and crown in place. The presence of this extra space can cause your surrounding teeth to shift and migrate in your mouth. This often leads to issues with tooth crowding and an unaligned bite that may be complicated to fix in the future.
Missing teeth are also known to contribute to bone loss in the jaw. When you chew, the root of a healthy tooth helps to maintain your bone density by applying pressure. When you lose the tooth, your bone mass can disintegrate and recede. Because dental implants are secured in the jawbone itself, they effectively resolve this issue by serving as an artificial root.
If you are interested in getting dental implants, call our office today at 303-421-7611. Our doctors and staff will be happy to consult with you about whether you would be a good candidate to receive implants.