dental implants provide a lasting solution for missing teeth
Many things can lead to tooth loss. For instance, some patients lose a tooth or teeth from trauma. Car accidents, falls, crashing a bike, and even boxing can knock a tooth out.
Other patients lose a tooth or teeth due to advanced periodontal disease. Some patients with severe decay require an extraction. Finally, some patients never form a tooth in the first place (hypodontia).
problems caused by missing teeth
A missing tooth comes with consequences. First of all, the patient may deal with emotional issues and lack of self-confidence. For example, many patients missing a tooth either stop smiling or hide their smile.
Given time, however, a missing tooth causes physical issues as well. The gap leaves the remaining teeth vulnerable to shifting and drifting. This affects your speech, as well as your bite and chewing. Therefore, it can affect nutrition.
Moreover, crooked teeth are harder to keep clean. This puts the patient at an increased risk of tooth decay and gum diseases. Both of these conditions can lead to further tooth loss.
Furthermore, a missing tooth root causes destruction of jawbone. Ultimately, further tooth loss can happen. In addition, the patient’s face begins to take on an aged, sunken appearance.
smile restorations in denver, co
At Metropolitan Dental, we offer several tooth replacement options, whether missing a single tooth or many. It is our opinion, however, that the best option for most patients is a dental implant.
The reason for this is that dental implants are the only option that offers a permanent solution to restore the full functionality and aesthetics of your smile. They are also the only option that halts bone loss. In fact, dental implants encourage new bone growth.
Whether you are missing a single tooth or an entire arch, our Denver dentists provide dental implants designed to support custom-made restorations. This includes dental crowns, dental bridges, and complete dentures.
In addition, our practice is proud to have Dr. Mike Norouzinia, a board-certified periodontist, on staff to provide special treatment and care for patients receiving dental implants.
Implant-supported restorations provide improved oral health and a lasting alternative to traditional bridges and dentures. We offer a convenient downtown location for patients living in the Denver, CO, area.