Our restorative dental treatments not only improve the appearance of your smile but also restore its health and function. Dr. Joseph Thompson provides dental implants to patients in Greeley, CO to help replace missing or lost teeth. Dental implants are a versatile treatment option that provides many benefits to patients. If you have one or more missing teeth, call Dr. Thompson at 970.205.9614 if you are a new patient and 970.351.6500 if you are an existing patient. You may also request a consultation with Dr. Thompson on our website.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a long-lasting, modern solution for tooth loss. With dental implants, our patients can maintain the feel and function of their smiles while restoring appearance. Learn more about the details of dental implants and the benefits of this restoration below:
Implants are Long-Lasting
Dental implants are surgically implanted in the jawbone. With good oral hygiene and regular dental appointments, implants can last for many years. Removable dental bridges or dentures often need to be rebased more frequently or parts may need to be replaced over time.
Implants Keep the Jawbone Healthy
Even having just one single missing tooth can lead to problems like jaw bone recession. A single missing tooth can also cause natural teeth to shift and overcrowd. Dental implants integrate into the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Implants keep the important tissue in the mouth intact and replace teeth at the root.
Implants Protect Natural Teeth
Implants do not affect the health of the surrounding teeth. Restorations like removable dental bridges require the teeth on either side of the gap to be prepared to support the bridge. This means some of the tooth enamel may need to be removed so the bridge is secure. Dental implants only affect teeth that need to be replaced and do not damage natural teeth.
Implants Look and Function Naturally
Because dental implants are inserted into the jaw bone, they become a permanent part of your mouth. You can use your dental implants just like your natural teeth. They also do not require any special maintenance and can be brushed and flossed normally.