A confident smile can work wonders, boosting self-esteem and leaving a lasting positive impression on others. However, missing teeth or unstable dentures can significantly affect a person's ability to smile with confidence and enjoy daily activities such as eating and speaking. Dental implants have emerged as a revolutionary solution to address these challenges. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. At H&M Family Dentistry, they are made from biocompatible titanium, which fuses with the bone over time. Implants can support single or multiple crowns depending on the patient's needs.
The most obvious candidates for dental implants are individuals with missing teeth. Whether you've lost single or multiple teeth, dental implants can replace them with artificial tooth roots that serve as a sturdy foundation for custom-made dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dental implants offer a permanent and fixed solution for missing teeth, unlike traditional dentures or bridges that may require adjustments or replacements over time.
To successfully support dental implants, patients need to have adequate jawbone density. The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it fuses with the bone through osseointegration. If a patient has experienced bone loss due to prolonged tooth loss or other factors, bone grafting procedures may be required to build up the jawbone before implant placement.
Dental implants are renowned for their aesthetic appeal. The dental crowns, bridges, or dentures attached to the implants are custom-made to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, resulting in a beautiful and natural-looking smile. This level of aesthetic excellence is unmatched by traditional tooth replacement options.
A thorough examination assesses the patient's oral health, bone density, and suitability for dental implants. Advanced imaging techniques such as X-rays and CT scans help plan the precise placement of the implants. In a surgical procedure, a titanium implant is inserted into the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root. The implant undergoes osseointegration over the next few months, integrating with the surrounding bone, ensuring stability and strength.
Once osseointegration is complete, an abutment is attached to the implant, connecting the implant and the dental restoration. The final step involves the placement of a custom-made dental crown, bridge, or denture over the abutment. This restoration blends seamlessly with the patient's natural teeth, providing a natural-looking and fully functional smile.
Dental implants are a transformative solution for individuals seeking to restore their smiles and regain confidence in their daily lives. Whether you have missing teeth, weakened tooth structure, or discomfort with dentures, dental implants offer a durable, long-term solution that looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth. If you are considering dental implants, visit H&M Family Dentistry at 2711 S Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014, or call (303) 3539611 to schedule an appointment.