Dental Implants in Denver, CO
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and smile confidently, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts placed into the jawbone missing teeth. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a solid foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! People are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life with them.
Like many others, you feel dental implants in Denver are the choice for you; we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Rossow, Dr. Turner, and Dr. Noce or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon suggested by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us, and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Please call our Denver dental office if you would like to schedule an examination and consultation visit.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrudes through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Your oral surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Then, Drs. Rossow and Sales will be able to start making your new teeth. Your dentist must make an impression. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Fixed: Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements that can last a lifetime with the correct care. There are different temporary tooth replacement options available, but many choose implants because they are stable and stationary.
- Appearance: Implants can be foundations for different types of tooth restoration appliances such as crowns, bridges, and even dentures. The artificial teeth placed on implants are carefully customized to each patient’s smile.
- Oral Health: Not only are dental implants the best tooth-replacement option for stability and appearance, but they also improve and help maintain oral health. Stimulation, when we chew, is passed through the teeth, to the root, and into the jaw bone. This stimulation prevents the bone from deteriorating. Each patient acquiring a dental implant needs a dense and full jawbone that has escaped deterioration.
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Each patient can come into our office for a dental implant consultation. If you are suffering from having single or multiple missing teeth, we highly encourage you to give us a call. We are excited to help you understand more about dental implants and the benefits they will have for you, specifically.