How Dental Implants Keep Your Smile in Place
Over time, gum tissue can shrink and recede, often causing dentures to become loose, and the teeth to shift in the mouth. While earlier generations had to make do with the limited options available when periodontal disease or an accident lead to the loss of one or multiple teeth, today’s dental patients don’t have to settle for uncomfortable or ill-fitting dentures.
Protection From Shifting Teeth
Designed to replicate the architecture of natural teeth, where each tooth is anchored to the jaw by a root, dental implants offer the most stable, secure, and authentic looking replacement for one or an entire set of teeth. A titanium dental implant is surgically placed in the jaw bone, replacing the root of the original tooth. The implants are embedded in the jaw, and are not visible when a person smiles. After the implant is securely in the jaw, a porcelain crown or set of dentures are attached to the implant. Crowns, bridgework, or dentures replace the lost teeth and complete the smile.
Dental Implants in Fort Collins
Getting dental implants at the Fort Collins office of Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies is an investment in your long-term oral health, and in an effortless, natural-looking smile. Because the implants are placed in the jaw, just like the root of a natural tooth, they will stay in place without shifting, even when there are changes to the size and shape of the patient’s gums. This feature provides stability and support to dental implants not available to other cosmetic dental structures that rely on the gums or neighboring teeth for adhesion and support.
If you would like more information on dental implants in Fort Collins, and to learn if you are a candidate, contact Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies today at 970-223-6101 to schedule an appointment.