Dental implants are one of the most innovative dental solutions and offer a permanent replacement for missing teeth. They enhance the way your smile looks and improve your ability to chew and speak. At Broadmoor Dental in Colorado Springs, CO 80905, we offer advanced dental implant restorations that look, feel and blend in seamlessly with your smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are composed of two connecting parts: a titanium post placed in the gums and a porcelain crown. The titanium post slowly fuses to the jawbone and serves as a prosthetic tooth root. The porcelain crown is custom-fabricated to look just like a natural tooth and reinstates both form and function, completing your smile's aesthetics.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are considered the most beneficial solution for replacing missing teeth due to their ability to imitate the structure of a natural tooth, from the crown down to the root. They offer many benefits over conventional dentures and bridges, providing incredible stability without the mess and inconvenience of adhesives. Additionally, dental implants can help:
- Improve tooth function and appearance
- Better ability to chew, speak, and smile
- Preserve jawbone structure and facial outline
- Boost in self-esteem
- Durable and long-lasting results
Candidates for Dental Implants
Although there are different kinds of dental implants available, an ideal candidate for implants must generally meet the following criterion:
- Have sufficient jawbone density
- Needs a permanent solution for one or more teeth
- Want an alternative to dentures
- Have sound healthy gums
- Do not suffer from a medical condition that could affect recovery
- Are not presently undergoing ongoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments
The Dental Implant Procedure
Our dentists will perform an oral examination during the consultation process, review your medical history, and help determine the appropriate missing tooth solution to suit your unique needs. If you are suitable for the dental implants procedure, we will begin the surgery by administering local anesthesia to ensure maximum comfort.
Next, incisions are made in the gum tissue and the bone is prepared. We use a precise surgical guide to insert the implant into the jawbone carefully. The gums are then stitched closed, and the osseointegration process begins.
The implant post will usually take three to six months to fuse with the surrounding jawbone. Once this is accomplished, your implant becomes a permanent part of your oral cavity. Finally, we will fabricate a customized porcelain crown or other restoration to attach to your implants securely. The restoration will be color-matched to your other teeth and ensure the most natural-looking appearance. With proper care, dental implants can last your lifetime.
To learn more about our dental implant restorations, visit the Broadmoor Dental office at 1930 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. You can also reach us at (719) 576-5566 and schedule an online appointment.