Did you know that having a missing tooth can cause issues for you when eating and lead to other dental issues if you don’t take care as soon as possible? No matter how you lost teeth, Dr. Guerra wants to help find the best possible solution for you so that you can smile with confidence. If you’ve lost teeth because of decay, or an injury then you might want to consider dental implants. Learn more about why patients are getting dental implants in Colorado Springs.
What are Dental Implants?
Implants are joined to your jaw bone unlike dentures and dental bridges and what makes them even better is that they resemble your natural teeth so people won’t notice as much. During the tooth replacements, an imitation root gets placed into the missing tooth socket. Over time the area around the root will heal and then a nonpermanent prosthetic tooth will get placed above the imitation root that was put in previously. Once the implant merges with the bone and the area is completely healed then a long-term replacement tooth is placed above the implant.
Advantages of Dental Implants:
If you’re looking for a comfortable method to improve the appearance of your teeth, then dental implants are the way to go. You won’t have any issues with speaking or eating and they are just about as strong as your natural teeth so, unlike dental bridges, nothing will happen to your other teeth so you can continue practicing good oral hygiene.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you have lost teeth, then you’re most likely considered a candidate for dental implants, however, there are some things that need to be taken into consideration first. When you come in for an appointment to see Dr. Guerra, he will examine your jawbone to see how strong it is. In addition to a strong jawbone, you should also be in good health and have a healthy mouth so no issues occur during or after the procedure. He will also determine if this is the best solution but if not then there are other options such as dental bridges and in some cases dentures. Regardless of the method, Dr. Guerra will take a look at your teeth, and based on the examination, he will work with you to find the best possible solution for you.
You can find more info about dental implants here, but if you have any further questions or concerns about the procedure and what it entails then don’t hesitate to give your local Colorado Springs dental office a call – (719.888.3959). We are here to help you with any and all of your dental care needs!