Did you know that living with a gap in your smile due to missing permanent teeth is not only unsightly, it is bad for your health? Your teeth help hold each other in place. One absent tooth can lead to surrounding teeth shifting out of place — which can lead to other teeth shifting out of position in a domino effect. Your teeth support the muscles of your face. If the pearly whites aren’t there, the muscles and skin around your mouth may collapse, giving you an aged, sunken appearance. And when you use your teeth to chew, you stimulate the jawbone, keeping it strong and healthy. When the teeth aren’t there, your bone may actually begin to deteriorate.

Today, we have a tooth replacement option that’s even better than dentures. Dental implants are the next best thing to your real teeth. To learn more about dental implants and their benefits, call Silver Leaf Dentistry today at 720-504-2539 to request your next appointment in Longmont, CO.

Dental Implants Replace The Entire Tooth

Conventional dentures are prosthetics that sit on top of the gums and are removable. Dental implants, on the other hand, are true artificial teeth, replacing the root and the crown. First, a titanium post (the artificial root) will be surgically implanted into your jawbone. As it heals over a number of months, the bone will fuse around it, anchoring it firmly into place. Only then will we place the abutment and artificial crown.

Dental Implants Keep Your Jawbone Healthy

Because they are inserted directly into your jaw, dental implants stimulate the bone just like natural teeth do. This keeps them strong and prevents bone loss.

Dental Implants Enable You to Eat What You Want

When you have dental implants, you can eat whatever you ate when you had a full set of natural teeth. There is no danger of them slipping, sliding, or falling out. Your bite force is fully restored.

Dental Implants Don’t Require a Special Care Routine

Dental implants become a permanent part of your mouth. To care for them, you do what you’ve always done: brush twice per day using a fluoride toothpaste and floss daily. You don’t have to remove them to clean them or learn a special routine.

Dental Implants Don’t Affect Your Speech

With conventional dentures, it can take a while to learn how to speak clearly, due to the way they fit in your mouth. With dental implants, because they mimic natural teeth, there is no learning curve, and no danger of them slipping or falling out as you speak.

Dental Implants Restore Your Self-Esteem

Living with missing teeth can make you self-conscious and diminish your confidence. Dental implants can restore your self-esteem and make you eager to engage fully with the world once again.

For your oral health, for your self-confidence – for you — explore the benefits of dental implants. If you live in the Longmont, CO area, call Silver Leaf Dentistry today at 720-504-2539 or fill out our online contact form. We will be happy to answer your questions and discuss whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure.