If you’re missing teeth due to tooth decay, infection, injury, or any other reason, you might benefit from dental implants to restore your smile. In addition to enhancing your natural look, dental implants preserve your oral health and last a lifetime. Dr. Paul Cavanaugh is an implant dentist in Colorado Springs, CO with advanced training in restorative treatments to help patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are titanium posts designed to mimic that natural ingenuity of natural teeth. The implant is surgically placed in the jaw bone and is used to anchor prosthetic teeth in place. A single dental implant can be used to replace one missing tooth, or several dental implants can be used to secure a denture for a full arch of missing teeth.
Who Needs Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants provide patients with many advantages over traditional missing tooth replacement options. Implants help stabilize bone tissue, prevent facial regression and reduce the risk of gum disease and additional tooth loss. Dental implants support a natural bite and allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction.
People with missing teeth are potential candidates for dental implants. If you’ve lost a tooth after extensive decay due to periodontal disease, you will be left with an empty space in your mouth. More than a cosmetic concern, an empty space in the mouth can cause further tooth decay and bone loss. Implants help stabilize the tissue more than other tooth replacement options.
Patients looking to restore a full arch of missing teeth or who need extractions are also candidates for implants. Dr. Cavanaugh offers implant-secured dentures in coordination with a local oral surgeon, who can extract teeth and place a temporary restoration in just one office visit. Once your permanent restorations are ready, you’ll come back for placement and enjoy the benefits of a long-lasting, secure restoration.
Dental Implants in Colorado Springs
Dr. Cavanaugh offers the same high quality dentistry he would want for his family and believes in empowering his patients to own their oral health and have the smile of their dreams. To see if our office would be a good fit to perform your dental implant procedure, schedule a consultation online or call 719-204-1602 today.