Dental implants can be a good solution for many people who have lost teeth due to disease, injury, or decay. They provide a permanent and secure replacement for missing teeth, making them aesthetically pleasing and functional. At Dental Horizons in Longmont, our experienced dentist will work with a qualified oral surgeon to place a restorative, durable, natural-looking implant to rejuvenate your smile.
What are dental implants, and how are they placed?
Dental implants are titanium posts placed in the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. After a series of months of healing time, a dental crown, bridge, or denture is attached to the post, providing a secure and natural-looking tooth-replacement solution.
The implantation process begins with a series of X-rays, which will provide us with an in-depth understanding of your oral health condition. Once it’s been confirmed that you’re a candidate for this restorative solution, the next step is to schedule an appointment to place the implant below your gum line. An abutment (the piece that connects the crown to the implant) may be placed at this point or after your jawbone has grown into and united with the implant. After the area has completely healed, impressions of your mouth will be taken, and a custom-made, restorative dental crown will be crafted and secured.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants can provide a reliable, long-lasting replacement solution that looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth. They can improve your speaking ability and enable you to chew your food more effectively, aiding the digestive process. They can replace one, many, or all the teeth in an entire jaw.
Who should consider dental implants?
Anyone who has lost teeth due to disease, injury, or old age and has solid gums and jaw structure may be a good candidate for dental implants.
If you are considering dental implants, contact Dental Horizons today to learn more. Our caring and experienced team is here to answer any questions you have!