It’s been estimated that two-thirds of all adults between the ages of thirty-five and forty-four have lost at least one of their permanent teeth. And one out of every adults will have lost all of their permanent teeth by the time they are seventy-four years old.
Still, there will always be those who have lost one or more teeth. The good news for people in Denver and elsewhere is that dental implant technology is better than ever, and is likely to keep improving in the years ahead.
The first dental implants became available in North America in 1982. Like virtually every other technology, they have greatly improved in the years since. Cone beam computed tomography scans, for example, allow clinicians to accurately diagnose a patient’s bone quality before an implant. Among other things, that means patients are better informed about the procedure they face.
Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing allows clinicians to re-create non-salvageable teeth, right down to their smallest nooks and crannies. The re-creation can be made before surgery, and implanted as soon as teeth have been extracted.
Did we mention that implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth? Some people actually forget which of their teeth are natural and which are implants. How’s that for great technology?
As if all this wasn’t enough, dental implants can actually improve your overall dental health by strengthening your jawbone. When natural teeth are lost, the bone is weakened due to the missing root. Filling that space with an implant prevents that from happening.
If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, there has never been a better time to get a dental implant. We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to call the New Image Dental Implant Center in Denver to find out what implant technology can do for you.