Millions of Americans have lost teeth due to dental injury, periodontal disease, and tooth decay. In the past, treatment options have been fairly temporary, but today, dental implants are available as a more permanent way to restore complete oral health. Dental implants are surgically attached to your jawbone, meaning they become fully integrated to your oral structure as if they were natural teeth. Dr. Thornell has over thirty years of experience as a specialist in dental implant surgery and can help you obtain a smile that can lead to total comfort and confidence.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are a number of benefits to dental implants, including the following:
Increased confidence | Dental implants can lead to greater confident in social situations because you will have a full smile and can eat and speak normally.
Natural appearance | When teeth are missing, the face may begin to appear worn or sunken. Dental implants will fill in your face and also provide you with a beautiful, natural looking smile.
Ease of use | No need to worry about taking your implants in and out of your mouth for meals or bedtime. Dental implants are convenient because they never have to be removed.
More comfortable | You can eat and speak effortlessly when you no longer have to worry about empty spaces in your mouth. Since implants are permanent, you also don’t have to worry about them moving around or not fitting right and causing discomfort.
Long-lasting | Implants are made to last. If you maintain excellent oral hygiene, your implants could stay intact for a lifetime.
Better oral health | Receiving dental implants will not cause any damage to your other teeth, but will improve your overall oral health. Having implants in place will keep the rest of your teeth where they should be and will also protect your jawbone.
We’re Here to Help
Would you like to learn more about how dental implants can change your life? Our team is happy to help you on your journey to an improved smile. Call us at Pagosa Dental Implant Center today to learn more or to set up an appointment.