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Dental Implants

Our dental implants are typically the best solution for anyone who is missing a tooth or has teeth that are failing. Getting dental implants are as easy as 1-2-3.

 

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace those failing or missing teeth. These titanium anchors act as root substitutes. Natural bone bonds with the titanium root, creating a strong foundation for the dental implant. Once the implant has fully healed, a natural, beautiful tooth (crown) will be placed on top of the implant.

Dental implants provide the highest quality option for tooth replacement, and mimic natural teeth.

Dental implants bring back your natural smile and increase confidence by:

  • Preventing sever bone loss

  • Preventing your teeth from shifting from their ideal position

  • Improving the strenght and stability of your bite

  • Protecting surrounding, healthy teeth from  crowns and a bridge

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Bone Grafting

Sometimes, bone loss occurs in the jaw.  This can be due to teeth missing for a long period of time where the bone atrophies or is “reabsorbed”.  Jawbone loss can be repaired by performing a “bone graft” where missing bone is replaced by either bone from a tissue bank, or from harvesting the patient’s own bone from other areas on the body.  Patients who experience jawbone loss are often not candidates for Dental Implants if the bone isn’t of the proper length or quality. Therefore, bone grafting is often a prerequisite for Dental Implants.

Socket Preservation

When a tooth is extracted, the bone that holds the tooth is called the “socket”.  Often, the socket is damaged by disease or infection resulting in the deformity of the jaw.  The goal of this procedure is to preserve the socket from deterioration. Jaw defects created by socket deterioration can cause deformities, and affect your smile…especially if the extracted tooth is in the front of the jaw.  This can result in unsightly defects and collapse of the lips, and cheeks.  In addition, jaw defects create major problems in performing restorative dentistry whether your treatment involves dental implants, bridges or dentures.

Several techniques can be used to preserve the bone and minimize bone loss after an extraction. In one common method, the tooth is removed and the socket is filled with bone or bone substitute. It is then covered with gum, artificial membrane, or tissue stimulating proteins to encourage your body’s natural ability to repair the socket. With this method, the socket heals eliminating shrinkage and collapse of surrounding gum and facial tissues. The newly formed bone in the socket also provides a foundation for an implant to replace the tooth. If your dentist has recommended tooth removal, be sure to ask if socket preservation is necessary.

 

Colorado's Wisdom Teeth and Dental Implant Experts