Dental Implants in Denver, Westminster and Arvada
Missing teeth are a common dental problem.
We believe that everyone deserves a second chance to have a healthy smile.
Dental Implants are a viable option for many patients.
Dental Implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth. Dental Implants are most often made of titanium and consist of an anchor or root (the implant) and an abutment and crown.
The dental implant (anchor or root) is surgically placed into your jawbone under your gums and actually encourages your bone to attach to it. This secures the implant into your jaw (osseointegration). This may take a couple of months.
The prosthetic (abutment and crown) is attached to the integrated dental implant to complete your new smile.
Dental implants can be used to support single teeth, bridges, and dentures.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
- Dental implants look and functon like natural teeth.
- Unlike bridges to restore missing teeth, dental implants do not require alteration of the teeth next to the missing tooth.
- Implants preserve bone where teeth are missing and prevent natural teeth from drifting.
- Studies have shown that first impressions, self confidence, and a person's character can all be correlated to their smile.
- Dental insurance coverage for implant procedures is expanding as implant restoration is recognized as superior in many instances to other options.
- Dental implants are a successful and predictable treatment option for missing teeth and have a proven track record over several decades.
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What should I expect at my dental implant appointments?
- If your permanent tooth has not already been removed, the first appointment will consist of extracting the diseased tooth. Dependent upon the health and dimension of the bone at the desired implant site a bone graft may be needed. If so, a healing period of 4-6 months may be necessary.
- When the site is ready, the dental implant is placed in the desired site. This procedure is often less complicated than the removal of the original tooth. If the implant is stable a healing piece can be placed to form the gums in a desired shape (one stage procedure). If the implant is not completely stable, the gums will be positioned over it to allow stabilization during healing (two stage procedure). In some optimal cases a temporary crown can be placed at the time the implant is placed.
- When the implant is fully integrated into the bone, an abutment needs to be created. The abutment serves to link the implant to a crown. Once the abutment is created a crown can be made to fit the size and shape of the space.
- The crown is then secured to the abutment and you have a new tooth substitute that functions and looks like a natural tooth.
Caring for dental implants is as easy and important as caring for natural, healthy teeth. Simply follow the oral hygiene basics which include brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. Our fabulous staff at Morehead Peak Dental will show you how to maintain your new smile.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for Dental Implants?
Schedule a consultation appointment where we will perform a thorough exam. After dental x-rays are taken, Dr. Jonathan Morehead will determine if ANKYLOS® Dental Implants are right for you!
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