Tooth replacement should be as secure as possible. At the same time, you don’t deserve anything less than a gorgeous restoration. But is incredible stability possible alongside a natural restoration? Many patients fear they’ll have to sacrifice one for the other. In reality, dental implants make nearly anything possible. These tooth root replacements form a natural bond with your bone to provide an impression foundation for any restorations you would like. Read on to learn more about your tooth replacement options, and just how comfortable they can be. They’ll soon feel just like a natural part of your mouth.
Dental Implants and Osseointegration
Other tooth replacements need to draw on the support of neighboring structures in order to remain in place. Dental implants create their own foundations by connecting to your jaw bone. When receiving an implant, it is placed in your jaw. As time passes, the compatible titanium will fuse with your bone, through a process called osseointegration. Once the implant has had sufficient healing time, it will be a true part of your mouth. When connected to an abutment and a restoration, that implant will provide ongoing support.
Dentures are the most problematic solution to missing teeth. They can be prone to slipping and make patients feel nervous about their eating and speaking capabilities. Dental implants can be attached to your dentures to make them more secure. The implants will anchor your dentures against your gums, making them look and feel more like natural teeth. And dentures aren’t the only restorations compatible with implants – they may be used in combination with nearly anything (crowns, bridges, and partials included).
If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth and reap the rewards of a full mouth of teeth, get in touch with our Denver practice. We look forward to restoring your mouth!