No one wants to lose any of their natural teeth, but it happens. From disease to tooth decay to an elbow in the jaw, people lose teeth every day. The good news is that in Denver and all over the country, dental implants are better than ever.
A dental implant, strictly speaking, is not a replacement tooth. Instead, it is a titanium post that is inserted into a patient’s jaw. The artificial tooth is placed on top. The post supports it, and functions as a replacement to the tooth’s root.
The implant is permanent, and this is what makes dental implants such an improvement over past options. If a tooth is lost and there is no root, it leads to weakening of the jaw, and eventually, to bone loss. But the titanium implant fuses with the bone, and forms a bond that protects it, and closely resembles the one provided by Mother Nature.
Even in cases where there is bone loss, there is still hope. Modern dentistry is able to replicate bone through grafting. Even so, people who lose teeth should have a dental implant as soon as possible. Implants can actually strengthen the patient’s jawbone.
Having strong bone is one of the most important considerations for patients who would like a dental implant. If your jaw is strong enough, it doesn’t matter how old you are; you are probably a good candidate. Since they look like, and function like, natural teeth, you’ll be able to eat and drink just like you always have.
To find out more about dental implants in Denver, call us at the New Image Dental Implant Center for an appointment.
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