Why zirconium dental implants make sense for patients of our Lakewood, CO office
If you lose a permanent tooth, it is far more than your smile that suffers. The cosmetic appearance of a gap can negatively affect self-esteem, and can diminish your ability to make the great first impression you would like. Because the smile is such a pivotal asset, a missing tooth should be replaced as quickly as possible to restore natural appearance.
Appearance is crucial, but it is not the only consequence of tooth loss. There is a decrease in functionality if there are gaps between teeth. Speaking and chewing may become uncomfortable, leading to changes in the way the jaw moves, and to stress on the muscles and joints responsible for movement. At South Lakewood Dental, we understand the nature of tooth loss. We work with you to identify the method of replacement that will best suit your needs.
Exploring the implant option
Today, it is dental implant treatment that stands out. This is because no other method of tooth replacement does what implants do, which is replace roots. The foundation that is restored with implants creates the longest lasting and most durable structure for a crown, bridge, or full denture.
The process of restoring smiles with dental implants takes a few months. Initially, our surgeon assesses the quality of bone structure where an implant or implants will be placed. The insertion of small zirconium posts is made comfortable with local anesthetic. The surgeon can also offer IV sedation to ease your nerves during your procedure. After implants are in place, bone naturally fuses around them, solidifying their position in the jawbone. Once the posts have completely integrated, the final restoration can be attached.
We understand the value of biocompatible dental materials, and we are happy to bring the choice of zirconium dental implants to patients of our Lakewood, CO practice. This choice offers a number of advantages, including:
- Hypoallergenic zirconium should not cause an adverse reaction in oral tissues.
- Zirconium resists corrosion, making it an excellent long-term option.
- Metal-free zirconium is white, so looks like natural tooth structure.
- Bone easily fuses around this material, creating a strong foundation.
You can regain your confidence in smiling, speaking, and chewing when you choose dental implants to replace missing teeth. To explore your treatment options with us, call (855) 233-0023.Back to Dental Implants Page