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4 Things You May Not Know About Dental Implants

January 29, 2019
Posted By: Brandt Jones, DDS
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Most patients in Castle Rock, CO know that dental implants greatly enhance smiles, but there are other benefits, too.

At Oakwood Dental, we want to share a few things you may not know about dental implants.

Dental Implants Improve Your Bite

When teeth are missing, your bite is compromised. This prevents you from maintaining a healthy diet.

Dental implants restore your bite and broaden your diet, which helps you gain and maintain optimal health.

Dental Implants Keep Your Teeth in Line

When teeth are missing, existing teeth tend to shift toward these empty sockets. When this happens, you may notice new gaps between teeth and crooked teeth that were once straight.

Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss

When you lose teeth, your jawbone shrinks or deteriorates over time. Dental implants replace missing teeth and maintain your jawbone at the implant site.

There Are Dental Implant Options

Dental implants are strong, which means that a few implants can replace an entire arch of missing teeth.

In other words, if all or most of your teeth are missing, Oakwood Dental can create a row of missing teeth on an arch and attach this arch to a few strategically placed titanium implants.

This is a permanent and affixed alternative to dentures.

How Dental Implants Work

Dental implants are small but strong titanium posts.  These posts are implanted in your jaw and bond with your jawbone over time. Implant posts serve as the foundations for abutments and replacement teeth.

During the implant process, you will be relaxed and comfortable. And our cosmetic dentist will provide all aftercare instructions.

Contact Our 80104 Dental Office

If you’re considering dental implants, contact Oakwood Dental to schedule an assessment with our cosmetic dentist. The team in our Castle Rock, CO dental office is standing by to answer any questions that you may have.

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