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If you have one or more missing teeth, replacing them is more than just a cosmetic procedure. You will be better able to chew and speak after receiving your dental implant. And replacing your tooth is an essential step to protecting the rest of your teeth. When you have lost a tooth, you are at risk for losing other teeth. Of all the tooth replacement options, only dental implants function just like your normal teeth, and require no special care or treatment.
Understanding Dental Implants
Your natural tooth is composed of two parts: the portion you see, called the crown, and the portion below the gums, called the root. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants function exactly the same way.
A dental implant is placed in your bone. After being allowed to heal, the root is topped with an aesthetic crown. Depending on the condition of your bone and your personal recovery rate, the entire process can take six months or more, but once the dental implant has been incorporated into the bone, it is essentially a permanent restoration.
For more technical information about dental implants, please see our Questions about Dental Implants page.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option available today. Here’s why:
- Dental implants are permanently fixed in your jawbone: they do not slip, pop, or fall out
- You can eat all the foods you enjoyed before losing your tooth
- Dental implants require no special care
- Dental implants do not require modification of your other teeth
- Dental implants support bone and gum health
Most people who are good candidates for dental implants will get better results from the procedure than from any other tooth replacement option.
To learn whether you are a candidate for dental implants, please schedule a consultation at our Denver cosmetic dentistry office today.