Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants
There are more than 30 million Americans missing some or all of their teeth. This statistic means that tooth loss is more common than you think, and you don’t have to deal with it on your own. At Highpoint Dental Care, we’re dedicated to helping you get your smile back. One of the best ways we do that is with dental implants. Tooth loss can be hindering and embarrassing, but with dental implants, you can get your radiant smile back. If you live in the Aurora area and are interested in dental implants, we encourage you to call Highpoint Dental Care at 303-219-2055. Call today and we can you get you in with the doctor who is more than happy to sit down with you and personalize your dental plan. Our staff will be with you from start to finish to make sure you get the results you’re looking for.
DENTAL IMPLANTS 101
Dental implants are the most recommended option for missing teeth. This is because the procedure is simple, healing time is optimal, and the efficiency of the implants are unparalleled. Implants are the most aesthetically attractive and life-like option for replacing missing teeth. With an implant, you and your dentist will be able to pick the crown material most suited to your lifestyle. The implants will be able to give you the support you need for a healthy smile. To break it down, dental implants are artificial teeth that are surgically anchored into your jaw. They are the perfect solution for many dental cases like crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crooked teeth, missing teeth, and decaying teeth. However, even if you are suffering from any of these, there are factors that can automatically put you out of consideration for dental implants. Any of the following would be situations in which the dental implant wouldn’t be sustainable:
- Gum disease – Your gums would not be healthy enough to support the implant
- Osteoporosis – Your bones wouldn’t be strong enough to support the abutment
- Teeth clenchers – Avid teeth clenchers need to use a night guard
If you are able to bypass these factors with good health, then dental implants can be a trusted solution for you. Here are some reasons that dental implants have grown to be so reliable for so many people:
- Built to last
- Retain your natural face shape
- Protect healthy bones
- Allows you to speak naturally and eat favorite foods
- No cavities
So you’ve made your appointment at Highpoint Dental Care and are ready for your dental implants, what’s next? First, our staff will take an impression of your mouth to create a new tooth in a dental lab. Each synthetic tooth will match the size and shape of the surrounding teeth, along with having a perfect color match. This way your smile will appear completely natural once we complete the procedure. Then a metal post will be implanted under the gum line. The metal post is secured to the jawbone in order to create a durable, synthetic root system that rivals the strength of natural roots; with one exception that the metal cannot face infection. Over the course of a couple of months, the metal post and jawbone will fuse together. After healing, the dentist will secure the new synthetic tooth to the metal post at the surface of the gums leaving you with a happy, healthy smile.
CARING FOR YOUR IMPLANTS
As with all restorative options, it’s vital to take care of your oral health afterward. Before a patient can even get dental implants, they have to have good oral health. We’re talking adequate bone support, regular oral checkups, and healthy gums. After a patient receives dental implants, it is just as important that they continue a healthy regimen to ensure the durability of their implants. While dental prosthetics cannot become infected themselves, the teeth around them can. If in the future, you suffer from a severe case of gum disease or a dental abscess, the infection can spread into your jawbone. This puts your implants in jeopardy because in order to stay secure, the jawbone must be in good health. If it becomes infected, your dental prosthetics and all of your teeth will be in jeopardy.
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The team at Highpoint Dental Care provide dental implants in a way that is comfortable and functional. We take the time to make sure that every aspect of the procedure is completed correctly – the first time.
The average cost of a dental implant procedure is anywhere between $1,500 and $6,000. That price range includes the actual implant surgery, the abutment, and the crown. However, the price range can be affected by the crown material you choose. Crown materials include gold, metal, ceramic, and steel.
DON’T WAIT, CALL TODAY
When you lose a tooth, the process of resorption starts. This is when the body starts to leach calcium from your jawbone and distribute it to the rest of the body. The longer you wait to visit our Aurora dental office and have the tooth replaced, the less bone density you will have. When you go to replace the tooth, your options could be more limited. This makes losing a tooth an urgent matter to attend to. Missing teeth can lead to obstacles like:
- Difficulty chewing properly
- Increased stress on remaining teeth
- Over-eruption of opposing teeth
- TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)
- Loss of bone and support
- Further tooth loss
This is why missing teeth need to be dealt with sooner rather than later. Many choose not to do anything about their missing teeth because they’re worried about finances. However, waiting too long can lead to any of the ailments listed above and you’ll probably end of paying more for those if they get really bad. If finances are really an issue, then we recommend going with dentures, even if it’s just for a short time until you can afford implants.