Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious about smiling for pictures, eating with friends, or in other social situations. But the detrimental effects of a gap in your smile extend further than just a blow to your confidence. A person’s jawbone depends on teeth to remain healthy. Without those teeth, bone loss is inevitable, and when that supporting structure is compromised, patients are susceptible to additional tooth loss. Dental implants from Dr. Radz’ Denver dental practice are an excellent tooth replacement solution, because they address the aesthetics, function, and health of your mouth all at once.
What are dental implants?
There are two components to a dental implant, the implant post and the restoration (a crown, bridge, or denture). The implant post is made from a biocompatible metal, and is placed into a patients jawbone. The number of implants depends on how many teeth are being replaced. Dr. Radz will determine the best approach for your situation. Gradually, the surrounding bone incorporates the post, creating an ultra-secure anchor for the restoration. Once the healing phase is complete, a restoration can be affixed to the implant or implants.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Since they closely mimic natural tooth structure, dental implants are highly effective tooth replacements. Patients with dental implants gain a permanent solution and never have to worry about adhesives or damaging other teeth to keep their restorations firmly in place. What’s more, they can last a lifetime with proper care.
If you are looking to regain the confidence and attractive quality of a full, healthy smile, call our downtown Denver office today. Dental implants have allowed Dr. Gary Radz to restore oral health and beauty for many patients. Will you be one of them?