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Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

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Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Do you have missing teeth or wear dentures that are uncomfortable for you? Do you want to improve your smile and your quality of life? If so, it may be time for you to talk with a member of our Broomfield implant dentistry team at Mountain Aire Dentistry. Dental implants are a popular and efficient method for replacing your missing teeth while retaining a natural look. Dental implants represent one of the greatest advances in the dental industry in decades.  They are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10-20 years. And they act like natural teeth–no more removable dentures to have to worry about.  Renew your confidence with a beautiful, healthy smile that dental implants can provide.

Replacing Missing Teeth is Not Just a Cosmetic Concern

Are you missing teeth and trying to decide if you should do something about it? Missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue, but a health issue as well.  Missing teeth expose your mouth to real risks that you may not be aware of.  Your jawbone works to support your natural teeth. When those natural teeth are missing, your jawbone suffers and begins to deteriorate and weaken.  Missing teeth can also affect the shape of your face. A face without teeth can begin to sag and sink in drastically changing your healthy, vibrant appearance.  Without all your teeth in place, your healthy teeth will begin to shift out of proper alignment causing you further complications.  Missing teeth also put your gum tissues at more risk for injury and gum disease from being so exposed.

Tooth Replacement Treatments

If you are missing a tooth (or teeth) there are a variety of options you can choose from to correct the issue.  Each comes with pros and cons for you to consider as you consult with Dr. Berry about what will work best for you. The tooth replacement options currently available to you today are:

  • Dental implants
  • Tooth-Supported Fixed Bridges
  • Removable Partial Dentures
  • Resin-Bonded Bridge
  • Complete Denture

Dental Implants Are Better Than Other Options

The great thing about dental implants is they are the nearest thing on the market today to your original tooth–both in look and in function.  Since dental implants are fixed by a screw into your jawbone, you are left with a stable, sturdy fixed solution.  Dental implants are the only dental restorative option that stimulate and preserves your natural bone aiding in bone growth and combating bone loss. Dental implants fill the gaps left by extracted to knocked out teeth protecting your gums from exposure and helping your face retain its natural shape. Dental implants are gaining popularity across the board because they allow you to keep your teeth IN your mouth where they belong unlike removable options like dentures.

Top 5 Reasons Dentures May Not Be for You

Need more convincing about dental implants? The American Academy of Implant Dentistry shares the following top 5 reasons people DON’T choose dentures for missing teeth issues:

  1. In the long term, dentures may be less cost effective. Dentures don’t last as long as some other tooth replacement options, so you should expect to purchase new dentures every several years.
  2. Dentures are not the most natural-looking option for teeth replacement. If your looks are important, keep in mind that dentures could be identified more easily than other tooth replacement options.
  3. Denture wearers may experience bone loss in their jawbone where teeth are missing. This can lead to changes in your appearance, as well as a need to purchase new dentures.
  4. Dentures must be cleaned outside of the mouth by rinsing them and soaking them overnight. Dentures are not like natural teeth. They require special maintenance procedures.
  5. Dentures can lead to embarrassing social moments, as they may slip or click when talking, laughing, eating or kissing. This may be the top reason people don’t choose dentures.

Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?

The vast majority are viable candidates for dental implants, but the best way to be sure is to make an appointment with a member of our dental implant team at Mountain Aire Dentistry for an examination and consultation. They will check to ensure that your mouth and gums are healthy, that your jaw has finished growing and that you have sufficient jawbone for the implant to succeed.  Certain oral medications, conditions and substances (such as tobacco use) can postpone your viability for dental implants.  We will do all we can to help you receive the oral care and attention you need. Whether you are missing teeth from periodontal disease, infection, injury, or you were just born without certain teeth, we can help!

Call for a Dental Implant Consultation

The dental implants team at Mountain Aire Dentistry has many years of training and real-world experience with dental implants. When you meet with Dr. Berry, he will take the time to explain the implant process and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. Dr. Berry is highly skilled and trained to provide a variety of dental services. His office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure you receive the best possible care.  We believe nothing exudes beauty and confidence like a bright, vibrant smile, and that everyone deserves to experience the life-altering benefits of a radiant, healthy smile.  Dr. Berry is a family dentist in Broomfield, Colorado, with convenient access to the communities of Thornton, Broomfield, Northglenn and Westminster.  Mountain Aire Dentistry offers state-of-the-art family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Call (303) 731-7755 to schedule your appointment today!