Missing teeth create a unique challenge for dentists and patients in many regards. Dental implants restore the form, support, aesthetics, and function of missing teeth. We utilize the latest digital technology when custom planning your implant. If you are in Glendale, Colorado, or the nearby area, please see us about replacing your missing teeth! Dental implants are one of the best and most convenient ways to do it!
Why Dental Implants?
Before the development of dental implants, there were minimal alternatives to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Implants are so well designed that they mimic natural teeth’s look and feel. Implants are pure titanium structures placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone and are a foundation for an artificial tooth, permanent bridge, partial denture, or complete denture. The process for these may seem extensive, but they come with several benefits that will last you a lifetime.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a robust immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene. If you are wondering if you are a good candidate for dental implants in Parker and Cherry Creek, CO, be sure to schedule an appointment with us today. We will have you in for a consultation and work with you to make the best decision possible. At our practice, we use the best technology available to help determine the health of your teeth and how a dental implant can affect you.
What Can I Expect?
Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. We will then place the first part of the implant, which is the post. The post is a metal screw that will act as the new root of your teeth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the bone to fuse to the implant and anchor the device. In some cases, this may mean you will not have your final implant crown on the day of surgery.
In most cases, a post is inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure, and a final crown is connected to the implant. Your mouth needs time to heal around each device so it can be better secured in place. Once the process is complete, you will feel brand new with your dental implants.
Because implants require surgery, patients are administered local anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure. Your comfort is our number one priority. We invite you to come in and talk about the different sedatives we offer to fully prepare you for your surgery.
Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure their longevity. If you take care of your implant as you would care for your natural teeth, your implant will last years. We will check on your implant at each bi-annual check-up to ensure it is still functioning correctly. With time, you won’t even know that it’s there.
If you have a missing tooth, it can affect how you eat and speak and cause several oral problems. We invite you to come into our office today to learn more about how a dental implant can help you. Give us a call today, and we will get you on the road to a better smile!