Losing natural teeth can be disheartening at any age. When teeth go missing, you’re left with ugly gaps in your smile, making you look older than you really are. Fortunately, tooth loss, as difficult as it may be, doesn’t have to be permanent. At Dentistry at Golden Ridge, Golden, Colorado, we can reconstruct your smile naturally with cosmetic dental implants. Implants can make your broken smile whole again.
Of the various restorative treatments for replacing lost teeth, there’s no better choice than implants. That’s because implants replace both your tooth and its roots to restore your smile’s function and appearance.
Single-tooth implants consist of a titanium screw-like post, a metal abutment, and a dental crown. If you’re replacing several missing teeth in a row, Dr. Jamie Richard will rebuild your smile with a custom-fitted implant bridge. To restore an entire arch or all of your teeth due to damage caused by gum disease, we’ll reconstruct your smile with implant-supported dentures.
The treatment entails surgically inserting the titanium post (aka implant) into your jaw where your tooth went missing. Over the next 3-6 months, this post will fuse with your jawbone to eventually become your new tooth root. Once the post has integrated into your bone system, Dr. Richard will attach an abutment and crown to complete the process. The crown will function like your new tooth. Bridges can be supported by implants on either end of your prosthetic, while implant-supported dentures can be held firmly in place with four to six implants placed strategically in your jaw. With the support of implants, your new smile will have the look, function, and feel of natural teeth.
The ideal is to prevent tooth loss, whenever possible, through diligent oral care. If you do lose natural teeth, however, it’s good to know you can reconstruct the beauty of your smile through cosmetic dental implants. In addition to restoring your smile’s appearance, implants can help restore your oral health by preventing dental problems associated with missing teeth. With implants, you get:
You can never underestimate the value of a beautiful smile. Rebuilding your smile with implants can provide long-term benefits for years to come. At Dentistry at Golden Ridge, Golden, CO, we offer multiple payment options for implant surgery to put this treatment within your financial reach. To schedule a consultation for cosmetic dental implants, contact Dr. Jamie Richard at (303) 951-8515.