A Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth
At Stonegate Meadows Dentistry, we see every day how dental implants can transform our patients’ mouths — and their lives. As a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants are some of the most innovative solutions. Dental implants can hold a dental crown, bridge or denture in place just like roots of your natural teeth. The unique root-like shape of the tapered tooth implants provide superb stability, make drilling simpler and placing the implant easier. Additionally, there is no need to destroy good, healthy tooth structure. This makes dental implants an ideal solution for most patients seeking an improved cosmetic dental appearance.
How can an implant dentist improve your smile with tooth implants and make the dental implant process easy? We guide you through each step of the implant process, from placing the dental implant to restoring the final tooth.
Tooth implants are just one of the many advanced cosmetic dental procedures that sets Stonegate Meadows Dentistry apart from any other Denver dental practice.
Why Choose A Dental Implant?
69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. By age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth.
Twenty years ago, patients would need a fixed bridge or removable denture to restore their ability to eat, speak clearly and smile. Bridges and dentures have a number of other problems.
- Removable dentures may slip or cause embarrassing clicking sounds.
- Removable dentures may lead to bone loss in the area where the tooth or teeth are missing.
- Fixed bridges often affect adjacent healthy teeth.
- Decay, periodontal (gum) disease and other factors often doom fixed bridgework to early failure.
- Fixed bridges and removable dentures usually need to be replaced every seven to 15 years.
Now, Dental Implants are a great option for missing permanent teeth.
- Dental implants never slip or make embarrassing noises that advertise the fact that you have “false teeth,”
- Never decay like teeth anchoring fixed bridges. Dental implants are long-term replacements that your oral and maxillofacial surgeon surgically places in the jawbone.
- Composed of titanium metal that “fuses” with the jawbone through a process called “osseointegration,”. Removable dentures rest on the gum line and fixed bridges use nearby teeth as anchors.
In the United States with more than 20 years of service, the vast majority of dental implants first placed by oral surgeons continue to still work. Those patients receiving dental implants are satisfied they made the right choice. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
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