Dental implants are an ultra-secure tooth replacement solution that Dr. Gasper offers in our Colorado Springs practice. If you are missing teeth, dental implants will restore lost oral function and aesthetics, and with proper care, they can last a lifetime. We have invested in the advanced technology of coDiagnostiX® CT scans and 3D software. With the coDiagnostiX system, Dr. Gasper can plan a computer-guided implant process that is more precise than ever. The resulting implant placement procedure is highly accurate and minimally invasive, which is an immense benefit for our patients’ overall oral health in the short-term and for many years to come.
Patients with any number of missing teeth can be good candidates for dental implants because they can be paired with a variety of different restorations:
A small titanium post is placed into the jawbone where a tooth used to be, and this will be attached to a brand new custom-made crown that fills in the gap.
If a patient is missing more than one tooth in a row, implants can also be used to support a dental bridge. Two implant posts are positioned on either side of the gap in a patient’s smile, and these can hold a set of prosthetic teeth.
All it takes is just four to six well-placed implants to secure a denture that restores an entire row of teeth. Compared to a traditional removable denture, implant dentures are much less likely to move around in the mouth, plus they allow a patient to have a much stronger bite as well.
Thanks to Dr. Gasper’s experience and commitment to using the latest technology, he’s able to provide the entire implant procedure from start to finish right here at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design. Most other practices in the area have to refer their implant patients to an outside oral surgeon to place the prosthetic roots, and this adds time and hassle to the process that our patients get to avoid. With us, you’ll be able to efficiently rebuild your smile all at one convenient location.
Dental implants are designed to help a wide spectrum of patients dealing with tooth loss, and because of this, the procedure and its associated costs can be quite different from patient to patient. Someone who is replacing a single tooth, for example, will likely pay less for their implant treatment than a patient who is getting a full implant denture.
When it comes to your oral health, implants are a very wise long-term investment. While they may cost more upfront that other options, they last much, much longer. Dental implants can easily last for the rest of a patient’s life with the proper care, while traditional bridges and dentures typically need to be completely redone every 7-10 years. Over time, implant patients usually end up spending much less on their new teeth because they don’t require as much maintenance.