Affordable Denture Options in Colorado Springs
If you are missing teeth or looking for a fixed solution to your removable complete or partial dentures, dental implants are a great option. When you choose dental implants, you will have an excellently supported and stable dental appliance.
A dental implant is an artificial fixture that takes the place of the missing roots and teeth. They are usually made of titanium and are placed in the lower or upper jaw bone through surgery performed by a periodontist or dentist. Once the process is complete and your new teeth have been attached to the implants, you’ll be left with a natural looking and beautiful smile!
The best part about dental implants is that they are durable, stable, and very strong—meaning that they have the potential to last for many years. On occasion, you may find that you need a replacement or re-tightening appointment, but most problems can be resolved quickly and effectively.
If you are looking for any of the following solutions to your dental problems, dental implants may be the procedure for you:
- Make your denture or bridge more comfortable and secure.
- Enhance or restore facial tissues.
- Restore digestion, speech, and chewing.
- Restore your confidence in your smile.
- Resolve bite problems or joint pain that is caused by teeth shifting to fill in spaces.
- Replace missing teeth without affecting any of the adjacent teeth.
What Does the Dental Implant Process Look Like?
If you opt to use dental implants as a means of resolving one or more of the above problems, you will be required to visit our office a number of times throughout a period of several months. First,
- First, impressions and X-rays of the teeth and jaw will be taken as a means of determining the spacing, gum tissues, and bone that is available for the implant.
- In the next visit, the area will be numbed and an implant sill be inserted surgically into the bone. A period of up to six months will be required to allow the area to heal and the implant to integrate onto the bone.
Depending on the type of implant and the nature of your dental needs, a second surgery may be scheduled in order to insert a “post” that will be used to secure the artificial tooth. It will take several weeks for the final healing process to take place, after which the artificial teeth will be made and inserted into the implant’s anchor. If several fittings are required, the process can take one or two months more to complete. When the process is complete, the artificial teeth will be secured to the implant and you’ll find yourself with a stable and comfortable dental solution.