If you are struggling with the loss of one or more of your teeth, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are dealing with one or multiple missing teeth. Tooth loss can cause you to be self-conscious about the gap in your smile and it can also make eating and chewing more difficult, causing your nutrition to suffer.
While you may be feeling embarrassed about the appearance of your smile, there are also other things taking place that can impact your other teeth and your oral health.
For example, the loss of a tooth root leaves your bone with nothing to keep it healthy and stimulated, so the bone begins to deteriorate. This weakened bone can mean decreased support for surrounding teeth. Missing teeth also allow for your neighboring teeth to begin to move and drift into the open space if you don’t replace your tooth, causing bite misalignment.
Dental implants in Greeley can be an excellent solution for replacing one or multiple teeth, and also for protecting your dental health.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants replace both your lost tooth and root. The implant is placed into your jawbone during a simple surgery. Once it is placed, your bone will gradually grow up to the dental implant and it actually fuses and integrates with the implant. It does this because it is made of biocompatible titanium. Integration also allows it to support your new tooth and stimulate your bone just like your natural root.
When your implant is ready, Dr. Bagley will create a restoration for your new smile. A ceramic porcelain crown is used for replacing a single tooth, while implants can also anchor a bridge or denture for multiple tooth replacement.
The Advantages of Tooth Implants in Greeley
Dental implants are considered the gold standard in the industry for tooth replacement for good reason. Besides excellent aesthetics and protection for your jawbone, tooth implants offer many other advantages, such as:
- Look, feel, and function – Your new dental implant is essentially just like a natural tooth and will function as such.
- Excellent longevity – Your dental implant has the potential to last for decades, and even a lifetime in some cases, with the right home care and consistent routine checkups with your Greeley dentist.
- Improved self-esteem – Having the confidence to smile your best smile is truly priceless.
- A wise long-term investment – Because of their great longevity, dental implants are often a more cost-effective investment than other options that might have to be replaced more frequently in the future.
How Can I Get Started?
If you would like to learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile and your dental health, Dr. Bagley can guide you through the process from start to finish.
Contact our dental office in Greeley to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Bagley.