When a missing tooth is not replaced immediately, teeth shifting and other oral health problems begin to occur. While less expensive tooth restorations such as dentures or a dental bridge may seem the easiest route, these restorations need replacement about every 7-10 years. Dentures and dental bridges fill the tooth gap, but they don’t restore the tooth root, which is vital in keeping the jawbone and gums strong.
Dental implants are one of the most effective tooth replacement options available, with a success rate of over 95%. Because dental implants replace both the tooth and the tooth root, they are designed to last a lifetime. Implant-supported bridges and dentures are even available for patients with multiple missing teeth.
According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, “After more than 20 years of service, the vast majority of dental implants first placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States continue to still function at peak performance. More importantly, the recipients of those early dental implants are still satisfied they made the right choice.“
If you are missing any teeth, a visit to New Image Dental Implant Center in Denver, CO can help restore functionality and aesthetics to your smile with dental implants. Call today to schedule an initial consultation.