June 30, 2017
If you’re missing one or more teeth, your smile just isn’t at its best. Dental implants in Colorado Springs are a highly effective replacement option — in fact, they are the best method of completing a smile that’s available today.
Nothing else gives you back your tooth’s root as well as its missing crown like a dental implant. This comprehensive approach promotes better oral health while fully restoring your ability to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence.
How Dental Implants Work
The magic behind dental implants is in the fact that they are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that fuses with bone tissue through the process known as osseointegration. It takes from four to six months for the fusion to occur, but once it’s complete, the dental implants are just as sturdy as any other bone in your body. People with dental implants enjoy better oral health for a lifetime thanks to this stability.
The benefits of dental implants are significant compared to non-implant retained options, like a fixed bridge or traditional denture.
Some of the most notable advantages of implant dentistry include:
- Mimics natural tooth structure
- Better oral health with a stabilized jaw bone
- Eat anything you like, even biting into corn on the cob and fresh apples
- Brush and floss just like you’re used to
- No need for denture adhesive to secure a loose or uncomfortable prosthetic
- Can be expected to last for a lifetime
Advanced Technology at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design
Dental implants are completed in two phases — the initial surgical placement followed by the restoration, when the prosthetic is affixed on top. Many dentists refer dental implant implantation out to a specialist, but Dr. Gaspar offers complete dental implant care from our modern dental practice.
We have invested in coDiagnostiX® CT scans and 3D software that aids in the precise placement of dental implants. The ultra-precision made possible by this technology ensures that implants are placed right where they should be for maximum success.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most patients who are in good overall health whose tooth loss is recent are eligible candidates for dental implants. Successful implant procedures require plenty of healthy jawbone structure for sturdy anchoring. If you have lost significant bone tissue as a result of gum disease or missing teeth, Dr. Gasper may recommend a bone graft or sinus lift procedure to add volume to the area.
People who smoke should be aware that tobacco use affects proper healing following dental implant procedures. You should strongly consider kicking the habit before implantation, and do not pick up smoking or tobacco use after getting dental implants.
Let’s Discuss Your Tooth Replacement Options
The only way to know for sure whether or not you are eligible for dental implants is to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Colorado Springs. Dr. Gasper and our team provide high quality implant dentistry from our state-of-the-art office. Request an appointment to discuss your options in tooth replacement today!
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