Dental Implants in Aurora, CO
Whether it happens with age or due to early onset tooth decay, the loss of a tooth can lead to cosmetic issues and trouble chewing, speaking, and swallowing. If you have lost a tooth, it can leave you feeling less confident in your smile and wanting to cover up your teeth when you laugh or speak. The loss of a tooth can also make it harder or even uncomfortable to enjoy your favorite foods, and losing a tooth can give way to bone decay within your jaw.
When the root of a tooth is removed from your gums, your jaw bone with begin to recede naturally. This can lead to serious issues if allowed to continue, which is why dental implants are the best option in most cases. While a dental bridge will fill the space, it depends on the two adjacent teeth and can be cumbersome to clean around, and does not help in preventing bone loss.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant (or endosseous implant) is a titanium surgical component placed within the bone that acts just like the root of a tooth. Your body actually heals to the implant (making you half man / half machine) which supports the surrounding bone and soft tissues. Your general dentist will then make a crown that attaches to the implant which will give the most natural-looking and best functioning modern technology can provide.
With dental implants, it is difficult to tell what teeth are natural and which ones are implants! Your smile will be restored to a beautiful and natural look helping to restore your confidence. Dental implants are usually a life-long solution to lost teeth, and you will be able to brush, eat, and live with them as if they were a natural tooth.
If you are suffering from a missing tooth and would like more information about dental implants in Aurora, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.