Many patients visit our Greeley, CO dentist office looking to learn more about their tooth replacement options. Tooth loss not only impacts your smile cosmetically but also functionally. When you are missing one or more teeth, your overall dental health is compromised, putting you at a higher risk for tooth decay development and gum disease. This is because missing teeth create new spaces in your mouth for bacteria and food residue to hide between. Let us help you replace your missing teeth in the new year. Learn more about our available tooth replacement options below:
Dental bridges are a fast and effective way to replace a missing tooth or several consecutive missing teeth. Utilizing the support of your surrounding teeth, dental bridges hold a prosthetic tooth in place of a missing tooth. This process is minimally invasive and does not require a surgical procedure as a dental implant does. The dental bridge process involves only two visits to our Greeley dentist office. Additionally, whenever possible, our doctors offer the option of same day dental restorations using E4D digital technology. High-quality restorations can be custom-designed, milled, and placed in a single visit. With dental bridges, our restorative dentists can restore your smile following tooth loss promptly. Bridges may last for several years but will need to be strictly maintained to avoid damages caused by crunchy or chewy foods.
Dental implants are considered a permanent option for tooth replacement. Unlike dental bridges, which rely only on external support, dental implants involve a surgically implanted titanium post that fuses together with your jawbone as it heals. Once fully healed, this post will give your dental restoration the support it needs to function just like a natural tooth. This means no dietary restrictions. Additionally, patients with dental implants do not have to worry about any hardware getting damaged over time. All of the implant hardware is protected by your own soft tissues, for a discreet end product that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural tooth once did. Dr. Melvin Benson is one of few area dentists offering complete services for dental implants, considered the “gold standard” for replacing missing teeth. He is happy to discuss which of these tooth replacement options would work best for you and your smile.
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Conveniently located off I-34 in Greeley, Integrated Dental Arts provides family dentistry services to many surrounding communities. Our staff works hard to ensure our patients have a positive and comfortable experience each time they visit our office. We are excited to help you restore your smile within the new year. Please schedule your tooth replacement consultation with Dr. Benson online. We look forward to seeing you soon.