At Primary Dental, in Denver, Colorado, we are experts in providing quality dental implants for our patients. Please contact us for a consultation, if you are considering dental implants for single tooth replacement, multiple tooth replacement, or implant supported dentures.
Millions of Americans suffer tooth loss, this is mostly due to injury, periodontal disease and severe tooth decay. In the past the only option for people with missing teeth was a bridge or dentures. Today we also have dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a whole tooth restoration. A dental implant is a screw-like post that is typically made of titanium. It is put into the jaw bone to replace the root of a missing tooth. A healing period is then required to allow the bone to begin bonding with the biocompatible post. A crown is then placed on top which replaces the tooth. Implants are a permanent and stable restoration that can replace a single missing tooth, several missing teeth, or even all of the teeth.
Why should I consider dental implants?
If you are missing one or more teeth, there are very good reasons to have them replaced. Missing teeth can affect how you speak. A missing molar will make it harder to chew food. If a tooth is lost and not replaced, the teeth surrounding it will often shift. Bone loss can also occur in the area of a missing tooth. This will affect the surrounding teeth and may cause them to become loose over time. And last, but not least, a gap in your smile from a missing tooth can be a real issue making you feel self conscious and insecure about it.
A dental implant is a great option for replacing missing teeth. It is designed to function, look, and feel like your natural teeth. Dental implants can take longer and cost more, initially, than other replacement options. But often, dental implants are a better value because they are designed to last a lifetime and with proper care, they can.
Are dental implants expensive?
The cost of dental implants will vary depending on the extent of the work required for your specific situation. Long term, a dental implant will typically be the most cost effective option.