Missing one or more teeth impacts your oral health severely. Your jawbone, adjacent teeth, and overall bite will change significantly after just one year. Dentures were the industry standard for replacing missing teeth for many decades, but dental implants are now the best way to restore a healthy, full smile. These implants involve a titanium post that replaces your missing tooth root and is surgically implanted into your jawbone. An abutment then connects the post to a dental crown that looks and feels like your natural teeth.
There are many reasons to choose dental implants, but the most notable include:
1) Dental Organizations Agree — Dental Implants are Best
Dentistry organizations such as the American Dental Association (ADA) agree that dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth in healthy individuals. That’s because they restore not only a natural look but also the function of the tooth because the post bonds with your jawbone to form a permanent, solid foundation to attach to the crown or bridge. Retrospective studies going back decades show dental implants are successful more than 90 percent of the time. They’re the only option and strategy that can preserve your jaw by preventing bone resorption.
The cost of dental implants is more expensive upfront, but these artificial teeth are expected to last a lifetime.
2) The Health Benefits of Dental Implants Outshine Dentures and Bridges
Dental implants are preferred over dentures because they’re a permanent replacement option that provides an artificial root and tooth that looks, functions, and feels like your natural teeth. They have great support, stability, and retention when compared to partial or complete dentures that are removable. The implant process doesn’t harm the adjacent teeth like a dental bridge, which requires the reduction of surrounding teeth to provide support for the tooth-borne bridge. The impact of daily use on these bridges puts the adjacent teeth at risk for future root canal treatment and re-occurring tooth decay.
3) Dental Implants Restore a Beautiful Smile in Look, Feel, and Function
Missing one or more teeth impacts your self-confidence and may cause you to avoid smiling, laughing, or talking. Dental implants restore a full smile and also eliminate any speaking and chewing difficulties caused by the missing teeth. This restorative dentistry option can also be combined with cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening as the shade of the artificial tooth (dental crown) is made to match the color of your surrounding teeth.
You can care for your dental implants just like your given teeth—daily brushing, flossing and rinsing. Regular dental exams and teeth cleanings at Adler Advanced Dentistry can maintain your stunning smile and catch oral health concerns early.
Our Boulder area patients may need dental implants to replace a missing tooth due to mouth or jaw injury, bone loss, fracture, or decay. In some cases, the dental implant can be placed at the same time a tooth is removed.
Schedule Your Dental Exam in Boulder Today
If you’re missing one or more teeth, contact our experienced implant dentists at Adler Advanced Dentistry in Boulder today at (303) 449-1119 to schedule your exam. We serve patients in nearby areas, including Denver, and Fort Collins, Colorado.