Are Dental Implants the Right Choice For Replacing Missing Teeth?
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, over three million people in the United States alone have replaced teeth with dental implants, and that number is growing significantly every single year. It’s not hard to understand why – dental implants are truly state-of-the-art in nature, providing significant benefits for a patient’s oral health, self-confidence, and overall quality of life. You deserve a newly completed smile that’s built to last! Contact Sage Dental Care today in either Westminster, Boulder, or Lafayette, CO to schedule your initial consultation. Our doctors and staff members look forward to welcoming you in.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are a highly modern and effective tooth replacement solution, and for good reason. Your natural tooth is composed of two important parts: the crown and the root. Everyone is familiar with the dental crown – it’s the white portion of the tooth that shows when you smile. Traditional dentures and bridges replace crowns in the same fashion as dental implants, but they’re missing an important component. The tooth root, hidden safely under the surface of the gum tissue, helps to stimulate your jawbone, and without it, oral health can falter. In fact, jawbone deterioration is typically the cause behind the “hunched” facial appearance that you often see in older patients.
Dental implants are the only reconstructive option today that replicates the entire structure of your natural tooth, root and all. The implant itself serves as the root and is surgically inserted by our doctors (no outside specialist required) into the original tooth’s socket so that it can form a bond with your natural tissue and bone. Once the patient has healed, a custom restoration is placed on top of the implant, recompleting your confident smile in a healthy and beautifully natural fashion.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
No two implant cases are exactly alike – a patient may require a single implant, or several. At Sage Dental Care, we will review the particulars of your case in full during an initial consultation and then provide you with transparent information about the overall cost. Our prices are reasonable, and several financial options are available (including insurance and low-interest payment plans) to help make the cost more manageable. While dental implants may be more costly than their traditional tooth replacement counterparts, it’s important to remember that the results will last much, much longer – in fact, many patients are able to enjoy their implants for the rest of their lives.
How Long Does it Take to Get Dental Implants?
This will also depend on the circumstances surrounding your specific treatment plan. Virtually all patients will require multiple appointments, and treatment may span anywhere from a few months to over a year. In-between appointments, patients will be able to go about their everyday lives just fine, and we’ll be in close contact throughout the process. We want to ensure results that are stable, accurate, and enduring for your valuable smile.
How Can I Get My Denture to Fit Better?
If you’re struggling with a denture that’s constantly slipping, dental implants could be the right solution for you. At Sage Dental Care, our doctors can design an implant-retained restoration that attaches to placed implants for much greater stability and permanence. We may be able to alter your existing denture, or a new prosthetic could be necessary. In any case, the benefits are numerous – your oral health will be improved, your oral function will flourish (allowing you to eat and speak confidently again), and there’s no longer any frustrating “slippage” to worry about.