Dental implants have changed the field of restorative dentistry. While dental implants have been used for decades, advances in dental imaging and technology have improved the success rate and use of these dental restorations. There are many advantages to using dental implants to replace missing teeth or to secure dentures or dental bridges. At Restore Dental, we offer advanced dental implants for tooth and mouth restorations at our clinic in Highlands Ranch.
A dental implant is a surgical post that is inserted into the jaw bone. It works like the root of a tooth, adhering to the bone for a permanent restoration. The dental implant post is made of titanium, which can last a lifetime. An abutment on the top of the post above the gum can be used to attach a dental crown for a single tooth restoration. Dental implants can also be used to secure dentures in place. Usually, four or more implants are needed to be placed on the top and bottom of the mouth.
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Dental implants offer many benefits over dentures or dental bridges to replace missing teeth. First, they are a permanent addition to the jaw that do not need adhesive or other teeth to hold them in place. The process of bone formation around the implant not only secures the device, but it stimulates bone growth to reduce bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants function and appear like natural teeth, with a very high success rate – over 95% – and a lifespan that can last for decades.
If you have one or more missing teeth, implant dentistry may be an option for restoring a complete smile. To learn more about dental implants and if you are a good candidate for this dental restoration procedure, contact us at Restore Dental in Highlands Ranch, CO, to schedule a dental implant consultation.