Many adults in the United States are missing one or more of their teeth. While there are many methods of tooth restoration, one of the popular options for replacing missing teeth is dental implants.
Dental implants are replacement teeth that are attached to a titanium post that has been placed directly into your jawbone. Over time, the bone fuses to the implant, giving it strong support. Having an implant can also keep your jawbone from decreasing in mass, which can happen with dentures. Your new implants will help you to eat and speak well, and will not slip out of place. Not everyone can tolerate dentures, and unlike a dental bridge, an implant does not depend on other teeth to remain in place.
If you are missing one or more teeth, and you are interested in implants, you should discuss the procedure with our dentist, Dr. Scott Lindsay. While most people are good candidates for implants, they are not a good choice for everyone. For implants to work well, you need to have healthy gums, and enough bone in your jaw to support the implants. Additionally, you have to be willing to commit to a solid oral health regimen, especially with regard to caring for your implants. You should discuss your overall health, the medications you are taking, and your lifestyle with your dentist to see if implants are a good choice.
To make an appointment at Peak Dental Care in Centennial, Colorado, call us today at 720-420-6226. We look forward to helping you restore your smile!