One of the harshest realities of life is that your body starts to break down over time. The human body is just like everything else, so the wear and tear of being alive is going to change the way the body works and make certain parts of the body less effective. This is most certainly true when it comes to a person’s teeth. Unless a person takes perfect care of their teeth, flossing and brushing every single night and after every meal, their teeth are going to show some wear and tear as the years pass. In fact, even if you take perfect care of your teeth they’re eventually going to start to break down. In some cases, the breaking down of the teeth is quick, such as when a person gets a bad cavity that destroys the tooth in a very short period of time. Other times, a person’s teeth will simply start to wear down, a situation where a person can hide the damage by having cosmetic veneers placed over the teeth.
Regardless of how well you treat your teeth, eventually one or more of them is going to need to be removed from your mouth. Even if you’re the model dental patient, eventually one of your teeth is going to get an infection or is going to have an issue and is going to need to be pulled. This might happen in your twenties and it might happen in your eighties, but it’s going to happen. Unfortunately, many people just decide to leave that space in their mouth blank when they have a tooth pulled. In some cases this is perfectly fine, as the tooth is totally hidden from sight and no one will ever know the difference. If you don’t mind missing a molar when you chew your food, then there’s really no reason to have it replaced unless your gum starts to hurt. However, in some cases, the tooth that has to be removed is right in the front of a person’s mouth, making it very obvious for anyone who meets the person to notice that their tooth is missing.
In such cases, dental implants are the way to go. If you’re not familiar with dental implants, they are essentially fake teeth that are screwed into the gum and replace the old tooth. Anyone looking at a person’s mouth would never be able to tell the difference between a dental implant and an actual tooth, making them great for people who want to get their smile back and don’t want to have a gap in their teeth for the rest of their life.
If you’ve recently had to have a tooth pulled and you’re looking to get your smile back, you should strongly consider having a dental implant installed. Of course, you’ll want to find a qualified and talented dentist to do the job. In Colorado, that means turning to Dr. Christine Theroux DDS. With an office in Parker, she can easily return your smile to its former glory.