If you are missing one or more teeth, you might be wondering about what are your options for replacing your teeth. Dental implants are a wonderful solution to restore your smile because they work like replacement tooth roots. It will help you maintain a healthy jaw bone and your teeth will function just like natural teeth. We have several options for dental implants that will help you achieve a full set of natural-looking teeth.
Why You Should Get a Dental Implant
The reason dental implants are such a wonderful option for missing teeth is that it’s the closest thing to real teeth. They are made of titanium posts that are placed in your jaw to act as artificial tooth roots. The wonderful thing about implants is that it prevents bone loss and allows you to enjoy a natural bite function.
Your Options for Dental Implants
You’ll find quite many solutions to your missing teeth problem that will give you back your smile. When you visit us for your exam, we’ll discuss which option is right for you, based on your personal needs and budget.
- Single Tooth Implant With a Crown
If you have only one missing tooth, we’ll place a single implant where your tooth is gone. We’ll craft a dental crown that will blend in with the rest of your teeth. Once the healing process is complete, we’ll put the dental crown on top of your tooth.
- Implant-Supported Bridge
If you have several teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge. Usually, a traditional dental bridge will be anchored to the teeth on either side of the gap. In this case, the implants are placed in your jaw, and the bridge will be anchored by the implants.
- Implant-Retained Dentures
With implant-retained dentures, the implants are placed in your jaw, and then your dentures are snapped into place on top. They are removable and don’t quite fully restore your natural bite. However, they will stay in place while offering you more stability than traditional dentures.
- Implant-Supported Dentures
If you need to replace a full arch of teeth, you may consider dentures as your option. In this case, dentures are held in place by implants that are placed in your jaw bone. This is a far superior option to traditional dentures because they won’t slip and will give you a natural bite.
- Mini Implants
If you have bone loss and a bone graft isn’t a possible option for you, mini implants are a wonderful solution. They are smaller than traditional implants, but still provide many of the same benefits. Plus, it’s also less of an invasive procedure.
Interested in replacing your missing teeth? Schedule an appointment to discuss which of our options for dental implants are right for you. Contact Downtown Denver Dental at 303-529-6493, or schedule online.