Lakewood, CO Dentist
At Bear Creek Family Dental, we offer dental implants options as a long-term solution for tooth loss. Dental implants can also be used to secure partial or complete dentures as well as support for dental bridges.
Dental implants resemble natural teeth roots and can completely restore your smile and substantially improve your oral health. The surgical placement of the implant is completed by an oral surgeon or a periodontist. The implant, made of titanium, is placed into the jaw bone. Once it has fused (or osseointegrated) with natural bone, the crown (false tooth) is secured onto the implant. Implants have the same, dependable foundation as natural tooth roots. With placed implants, you will no longer have to experience discomfort in chewing, laughing or speaking.
Advantages of dental implants include:
Improved oral health – Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health.
Improved speech – With a removable device like a denture, teeth can slip within the mouth and can cause you to slur or mumble your words. A dental implant allows you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
Improved comfort – Dental implants can help to remove the discomfort of removable complete or partial dentures.
Easier to eat – Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat foods without pain.
Durability – With proper oral care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Our team will discuss tooth replacement options with you to help you make the most informed decision. We utilize modern technology to minimize any discomfort associated with receiving a dental implant. This allows for a very relaxed and comfortable experience, for even the most fearful patients. Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.