Dental Implants in Colorado Springs
A dental implant is a titanium post surgically implanted under the gum line in the jaw bone. This titanium post will function as the tooth root that provides the replacement tooth with a sturdy base. A dental implant provides function and aesthetic to imitate natural structure and usability.
Dental implants are a great dental restoration option to replace missing teeth. They also provide a fixed solution to removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. These posts will not come loose or dislodge, and if correctly cared for, along with frequent dental visits, they can last a lifetime.
Customized Dental Implant Restorations
At Couchman Center for Complete Dentistry, we work with a trusted periodontist for the placement of the implant post. After you have healed, our team will attach your natural-looking custom restoration. Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
- Restore a patient's confident smile.
- Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
- Restore or enhance facial tissues.
- Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
- What does getting dental implants involve?
- The process of getting implants requires several visits over several months.
You will receive care instructions after your procedure. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant. If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.
Nobel Biocare® Dental Implants
Many different companies manufacture dental implants. We use Nobel Biocare to give you the most efficient treatment and the highest chance of success. Nobel Biocare has been manufacturing dental implants for more than 50 years. They continue to push innovation with new materials and technology. They also offer an incredible variety of products, so you get precisely the right implant for you. We identify with their credibility and commitment to quality because that is what we offer as well.
Dental Implant Restoration Options
Single Implant: A single implant and crown provide the chewing pressure needed to maintain jaw bone density. It also prevents neighboring teeth from shifting out of alignment.
Replace Multiple Teeth: One or more implants can be used in combination to replace up to three teeth in a row. These prosthetic teeth are held in place by anchoring them to crowns fitted over the implant post instead of neighboring teeth.
Full Arch Replacement: An entire arch of either upper or lower teeth can be placed using four to six dental implants. Dental implants protect your jaw bone density, prevent shifting, and provide a better fit. They are permanently fixed, so there is no rubbing or slipping out of place.
Frequently Asked Regarding Dental Implants
Dental implants are one of the best teeth replacement options available. Implant treatment not only restores the visual aspects of the smile, but also gives you a strong, stable, and full-functioning bite. We recommend implants due to their versatility and resilience. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers!
How successful are dental implants?
Implant placement has a 95 percent success rate across the nation. Our team can provide more information on implant treatment success. Chances of an implant post fusing with surrounding dental structures are higher when you have healthy dental anatomy. Jawbone and soft tissues that are in optimal condition increase the likelihood of successful treatment.
Who can receive dental implants?
Anyone who has a fully developed jaw and meets the following requirements may obtain implant-supported restorations with a minimal chance of rejection:
- Sufficient bone density
- One or more missing teeth
- Aversion to traditional prosthetics
Are dental implants safe?
Implant treatment is proven to be safe for those who qualify for the procedure. Unlike dentures, dental implants do not negatively impact the bone or gums, and they do not increase the risk of tooth decay. They also prevent future complications that can negatively impact your dental condition. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, you must consult with your primary doctor before implant surgery.
Why can't implant treatment be completed all at once?
Implant treatment has four segments: consultation, placement, healing, and restoration. If you need other procedures before inserting the implant post, the recovery period may longer. Each phase is necessary to ensure the dental implant fuses with the jawbone.
The consultation is necessary to determine the best strategy for the optimal location of your implants. Placement is the actual surgery, and the healing period creates a strong foundation before attaching it with an abutment. The crown or other prosthetic attached to your dental implant is ceramic. This allows it to blend with surrounding teeth.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, contact Couchman Center for Complete Dentistry. Our Colorado Springs team is passionate about improving your oral health and aesthetics. Call us today for a consultation!
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