Dental Implants in Denver
Are you tired of flossing under your bridge? Are you wondering how to get a tooth to replace the one missing? Or a tooth that has broken down on you and no longer pretty? The doctors at Rocky Mountain Dental Partners can help!
Millions of Americans suffer tooth loss. For many years, their only options were bridges and dentures, but today's dental implants are a drastic improvement. Dental Implants are replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person with implants can eat almost anything and be confident that his or her teeth will look and perform just like natural teeth. Implants also prevent bone loss that sometimes occurs when teeth are missing. Dental implants can be used for front and back teeth.
Dental implants are titanium root replacements that are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are attached to the implants to provide stable anchors for the replacement teeth.
Here are some things to remember about dental implants:
They are safe, having been used successfully for more than 30 years. In general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98% and with proper care, they can last a lifetime.
Pain is generally minimal. General anesthesia can be used, but local anesthesia may also be used and most patients report that dental implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction.
Dental implants are cared for like regular teeth.
Dental implants do not cost much more than an average three-tooth bridge and usually last much longer since they don't get decay.
Dental implants are a more conservative treatment than traditional bridgework because they do not rely on reducing neighboring teeth for support, as a tooth-supported bridge does.
Implants take only slightly longer than bridgework. The average implant only takes 2-6 months, while a bridge usually takes 3-6 weeks.
Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges, or implant-supported dentures. They are an excellent option whether you need to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or restore a complete upper and/or lower arch of teeth. They can be used as anchorage for orthodontic tooth movement as well.
Before the procedure your doctor does careful measuring and planning. Diagnostic measurements may be taken using two-dimensional radiographs, a CT scan, and/or 3D radiographic computer programs.
Implants are placed into the bone by an oral surgeon and allowed to heal. Healing time is usually around 2-4 months.
After complete healing your dentist places your crown or crowns.
You care for your dental implants just as you would your natural teeth.
Your smile is priceless. Call our office today about how dental implants can help you achieve the smile you always wanted or improve your ability to eat. You'll be glad you did. You deserve the look and feel that a great smile can bring.
V. Landon Blatter, DMD discusses the aesthetic zone and single tooth dental implants with Randy Alvarez, host of The Wellness Hour.