Dental Implants in Central Park, Denver
Do you have a missing tooth, or are you facing an extraction?
It’s natural to wonder which tooth-replacement options will be best for you.
At Central Park Dental, we will outline all of the tooth replacement options that will work for your unique needs and help you make a decision that meets your goals for your oral health and smile.
Because of the long-term benefits of dental implants, many people opt to replace missing teeth using this innovative and convenient method. Dental implants most closely mimic your natural teeth and offer benefits not found with other options.
Benefits of Dental Implants for Replacing Missing Teeth
A dental implant provides many health and cosmetic benefits for our patients. Here are some of the ways that dental implants are beneficial:
- Bone retention – Dental implants integrate with your jawbone and prevent bone loss that occurs after tooth loss.
- Convenience – You can brush and floss your dental implant the same as your other teeth.
- Protect your bite – Dental implants fill the gap in your smile and prevent your teeth from tilting.
- Anchor your dentistry – Dental implants can anchor your dental bridge or dentures to create greater stability.
- Cosmetic advantages – Dental implants look natural and blend with your smile.
Dental Implant Treatment
The procedure for dental implants involves three steps:
1. Dental implant placement
2. Healing time
Dental implant placement requires surgery. Most patients find that this part of the dental implant treatment process is easier than they thought. Discomfort is minimal, and you will feel better within a few days.
Waiting is the hardest part! We allow time for your dental implant to heal and integrate with your jawbone. This provides greater stability and a better success rate in the long run. In some cases, restoration is possible immediately following surgery. In most cases, however, a few months of healing time are essential.
The final step is restoration with a custom dental crown. Each of our dental implant crowns is a custom creation designed specifically for you. It will match the size, color, shape, and shading of your natural teeth. Your dental implant will fit with your adjacent and opposing teeth.
Caring for Your Dental Implants
Your dental implants mimic your natural teeth, so you can care for them the same way. Just as before, you can brush, floss, and maintain your regular dental visits.
As with all dentistry (and your natural teeth), if you have a teeth-clenching habit, you should wear a nightguard to prevent damage. The constant pressure of teeth grinding can cause dental implants to fail.
With proper dental care, your dental implant can last decades or even a lifetime.
Would You Like to Learn More about Dental Implants?
A dental implant consultation with Dr. Karlyn Taylor can determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. She will discuss the procedure along with all your additional options and help you get on track to a healthy smile. Give us a call today!