For years dentures have been allowing people to chew foods harder than mashed bananas and to have visible teeth when they smile. However, Denver denture wearers know how unstable, irritating, embarrassing, and inconvenient they can be. Our patients have since replaced their dentures with dental implants.
Today, Denver patients with missing teeth are fortunate to have a tooth replacement choice that is better than both traditional dentures and dental bridges. A dental implant provides each patient with a real set of functioning teeth. An implant replaces the visible part of the tooth and the root.
A dental implant is a super-strong titanium post that is anchored directly into the jawbone. For those seeking the best cosmetic solution, dental implant are the ideal path. Denver patients with one or two missing teeth can replace each missing tooth with a permanent implant.
Throughout history, dentists have used many methods of replacing teeth, with varying degrees of success. Dentures and bridges became the standard solutions until recently. These options can work but they are not flawless. Fixed bridges are strong and stable, but cleaning under a stationary tooth can be challenging and removable dentures are convenient but unstable.
The solution to all of these problems was discovered in the 1950s, with the very first titanium implant ever placed remaining strong and trouble free for the rest of that patient’s life. In the decades since then, the technology, methodology, and materials have improved significantly
The procedure for placing implants is fast, gentle, and predictable. Dental implants can be used to support a variety of restorations and the final results are just as stable as real teeth. With dental implants, oral hygiene is simplified and you care for them the same way you (or better) that you care for natural teeth.
Dental implants are also an integral part of cosmetic dentistry. The same artistic techniques and esthetic materials are used in designing these restorations as any other cosmetic procedure. They do not look like fake teeth, they look natural and flawless.