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Dental Implants

Bring Back Your Complete Smile in Aurora, CO

When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are widely considered the gold standard. Ask any dentist from any practice and that’s what they’ll tell you. The reason they are so special is that they offer the best when it comes to both restorative and cosmetic dentistry at the same time. How do they do this? What actually are dental implants? How can you get them? Your Aurora dentist at Southland Smiles is happy to answer all of these questions and more.

What Are Dental Implants?

Model of implant supported dental crownA dental implant is actually a small titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw to support replacement teeth. This post doesn’t just provide the greatest possible hold for your new teeth, it also helps maintain the health of your jaw. Your jawbone depends largely on the support of the underlying teeth roots to stay healthy and strong, and when you lose a tooth, this support is lost, and the bone can quickly start to weaken and deteriorate. Eventually, this can dramatically change the shape of your face and even cause more tooth loss! Dental implants are truly unique because they are the only treatment that can prevent this problem. With just one procedure, you can completely restore your smile and ensure your oral health for years to come.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Closeup of tooth replaced with dental implant

  • Security: The replacement teeth are held in place using titanium posts that actually bond to the surrounding bone just like natural teeth.
  • Versatility: Dental implants can be used to repair a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire mouthful of teeth. Regardless, they still provide the same long-lasting benefits and support.
  • Beauty: The restorations that will top the implants will be made of dental porcelain. This strong, durable material can be shaped to perfectly mimic a tooth’s size, shape, color, and even feel.
  • Longevity: With routine oral hygiene and checkups, dental implants can easily last for 30 years or more.

How Can I Get Dental Implants?

Woman looking at smile in mirrorIf you’re looking to permanently close the gaps in your smile, dental implants are the right way to do it. To get them, the first thing you need to do is contact Southland Smiles. This will allow Dr. Chris Harvan to examine you and determine if they are the best solution for your smile. You’ll then have a minor surgical procedure to have your post(s) placed, be given 3-6 months to heal, and then return to our office receive your final restoration.

Luckily for you, we can perform the entire procedure ourselves in-house, unlike most other local practices that will send you running around town with referrals. The timeline for this treatment can vary greatly depending on your particular situation, so if you’re ready to finally have your complete smile back, be sure to contact us today to schedule your first consultation. We can also help patients from Centennial and Parker, CO as well!