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Having a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth is nothing to be ashamed of. Accidents can happen to cause a missing tooth, or there may have been a specific health reason for extracting a tooth. Regardless of the reason, dental implants can restore teeth and revive the naturally beautiful smile patients in Aurora have. When compared to other methods for replacing teeth, dental implants are far more effective since they enhance the appearance of any smile immediately, but also provide functional benefits patients can enjoy for a lifetime. The aesthetic benefits of dental implants are obvious, but here are other ways they can restore a smile.

Dental Implants Restore Oral Function

Patients in Aurora with missing teeth may have to alter their bite or speech. This could be challenging depending on the type of foods eaten, but dental implants can help people enjoy eating food again. The replacement teeth act like normal teeth, so normal biting function will be restored. Many patients sometimes aren’t even aware their speech has changed slightly when they have a missing tooth, but dental implants can quickly take care of it and give them reasons to smile again when eating or talking.

Dental Implants Look Like Natural Teeth

One common misconception among some people in Aurora is dental implants don’t look like natural teeth. However, with the technology and techniques used today, patients sometimes forget they even have implants after several weeks or months. And unless the patient told other people they were getting implants, those people likely wouldn’t even notice a difference in their teeth.

Missing a tooth is one of the most common reasons why people hold back on their smile. For people with multiple missing teeth, dentures are sometimes an option, but they can easily slip out of place and look unnatural . Since dental implants provide patients with the most natural-looking appearance and function as regular teeth do, they are a widely recommended option for oral surgeons in Aurora.

Dental Implants Stimulate Jawbone Growth

Many patients aren’t aware of the benefits dental implants provide when it comes to jawbone health. When a tooth is missing, stimulation in the jawbone is lost as well, which can cause teeth to shift and alter a person’s facial appearance  slightly. The unique part of dental implants is they are fused with the jawbone in order to stimulate growth and maintain strength to keep the jawbone in line. From a cosmetic standpoint, the impact implants have on jawbone growth is arguably one of the most important benefits of restoring a smile and maintaining great oral health for years to come.

Ivey Oral & Facial Surgery wants to help every patient in Aurora have a healthy and happy smile for a lifetime. There are many reasons why patients need dental implants, and we treat every person as a unique case to ensure quality care is taken to promote better oral health in the near and distant future.

To learn more about dental implants and how Dr. Austin Ivey can help you, contact us at (303) 493-1933 today to schedule a free consultation.