Dental Implants in Thornton, CO
Many people face the loss of a single tooth or multiple teeth over the course of time. This can be due to factors such as decay, infection, an injury or simply aging. Our dentists believe implants provide several advantages over other types of restorations, strongly recommending this treatment for their patients to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are becoming more popular as they offer patients a foundation for new restorative teeth where natural teeth are missing or have been extracted. The implant offers the patient the opportunity to regain normal function of the tooth without being forced to resort to a bridge or a denture.
How Do Dental Implant Work?
Implants are designed to replace the structure of the natural tooth using synthetic yet bio-compatible materials like titanium and ceramic. In the area normally occupied by the root of the tooth, the implant is fused to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or replacement bridge. Once the implant is in place, a crown is placed over the Abutment or portion of the implant protruding from the gum line. In some circumstances, implants will also be used to attach dentures.
Dental implants offer many advantages including better appearance, strength, durability, and do not require reshaping of the surrounding teeth. Dental implants are meant to last a lifetime and do not require replacement or special maintenance after successful treatment.
If you would like to find out more about Dental Implants and if they are the best solution for your situation, please contact us. We would be happy to go over any information and look forward to seeing you in our office!