What to Know Before Getting Dental Implants
Have you been hiding your smile due to missing teeth? If you are afraid to show your smile to others, it may be time to consider dental implants. LeDowns Dentistry can help you recover that beautiful smile you once had with our implant services.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Perhaps you used to think that once you lost your permanent teeth, the only option was to get dentures. You may remember your grandparents setting their teeth out at night before bed. Thanks to modern dentistry, you have a better option for those missing teeth.
Dental implants look and perform just like a real tooth once they are in your mouth. Implants are made up of three parts. A screw acts as the root of the tooth while an abutment connects to the screw above the gumline. The crown is the third part that gives this implant the appearance of a real tooth. Unlike dentures, a dental implant is never removed. Instead, it is a permanent part of your mouth, just like your other natural teeth.
What Is the Implant Process?
The dentist will take 3D images and determine the size needed to ensure the new tooth will fit. They will insert the screw, which is usually made of titanium, into the jawbone where your original tooth used to be. The bone tissue from the jaw will fuse onto the screw to give it more support.
Once the gums have healed around the screw, the dentist will place the abutment on top. We will attach the porcelain crown to the abutment. The crown will be designed to look like your other teeth.
Who Can Get a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are an ideal solution for anyone who has lost a permanent tooth. They work for multiple missing teeth as well. Not everyone is a good candidate for implants. For them to work correctly, you will need healthy bone tissue with plenty of density to ensure the implant is stable and functional.
You can use dental implants if you have lost a tooth from an accident, decay, or other situations. Even if you are embarrassed by a few missing teeth, LeDowns Dentistry will work with you to find the best solution to help you regain your smile and self-confidence.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have continued to rise in popularity since they were first introduced. This option is appealing because you don’t have to do anything special with them once they have been inserted into your mouth. Unlike dentures that require glue or special cleaning, implants are permanent and brushed just like the rest of your teeth.
Another benefit of dental implants is that no one will know you have them. They are designed to look just like your other teeth, so they won’t stand out. You won’t have to worry about them becoming loose and falling out like you would with dentures.
Implants have a long life, which means they are less likely to wear out or require replacement. They may even outlast your other natural teeth.
Choose Experienced Dental Care for Implants
If you are considering dental implants, you will want to work with a team that has experience. Our cosmetic dentists at LeDowns Dentistry have experience in placing implants with a high success rate. We will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth to ensure you are a good candidate for implants.
Once we determine that you are eligible for implants, we use the latest technology to create the ideal crown. Digital crown impressions allow us to take scans of the structure of your teeth. Once we have the information we need, the computer will generate a 3D model of the crown. After a close evaluation, the digital image is sent to the laboratory to have the crown made. This technology helps to create a crown with the best fit for your mouth.
We make sure to align the implants correctly and match your natural teeth. The result is a smile that you can be proud of.
We work with patients from all lifestyles and backgrounds. Even if you don’t have dental insurance, contact our office regarding our dental plans that can help make implants more attainable. We don’t want anyone to feel they need to hide their smile.
Bring Back Your Smile with Dental Implants
Don’t let missing teeth cause you embarrassment any longer when LeDowns Dentistry is here to help. Dental implants allow us to help you recover what was lost, giving you the confidence to face the world with your best smile.
Contact LeDowns Dentistry if you want to learn more about implants or to schedule a consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate for this procedure. As your experienced cosmetic dental team in Denver, we are ready and eager to help.