We understand that your smile makes up a large part of your identity, which is why we offer a dental solution we think will make a huge difference not just in your confidence to smile, but when performing tasks you may have missed out on due to tooth loss. There is nothing quite like dental implants thanks to their durability, longevity, and natural appearance. Learn how a dentist in Colorado Springs can rejuvenate your smile and your life!
Dental implants work to correct and prevent future oral health problems typically associated with tooth loss. Not only can you experience the added benefits of having a more diverse diet, but you can prevent other teeth from shifting, lower your risk of gum disease and decay, and keep your bite more even. Uneven bites increase your risk of teeth rubbing against each other, leading to enamel erosion. It also puts additional stress on your jaw joints, leading to headaches and jaw/facial pain. Replacing your teeth prevents these issues.
Because dental implants replace teeth all the way down to the root and integrate with your natural bone, your jawbone will continue to be stimulated. This prevents it from shrinking, allowing you to keep the fullest biting force possible. Furthermore, implants have a success rate as high as 98 percent over a 10-year period. With daily oral care and routine dental visits, you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence!
Dentists have many techniques to replace single teeth, multiple teeth, and even entire arches with dental implants, but not in the way you’d think. Here’s how they make it happen.
To replace a single tooth, you’ll only need one implant and one implant-retained restoration placed on top. The restoration is attached via an abutment, which is a connector that keeps the restoration stable.
If you have lost three or four teeth, causing a large gap in your smile, we can utilize a dental bridge specifically designed to fit with dental implants. Instead of buffing down natural teeth and hollowing out the restoration to fit over them, the teeth on either end are simply fitted with dental implants. The restorations in between them are then held in place by the adjacent implant-retained crowns.
If you’re used to wearing a denture, you’ll be happy to learn that replacing the entire arch only takes between four and six implants to accomplish. Once strategically placed, we can customize your denture to connect to implants, either to make an overdenture that’s removable or a fixed denture, similar to a bridge.
Everyone’s implant treatment cost will vary depending on a few different factors, particularly the number of implants and restorations needed for placement and fabrication. However, other costs that can influence the total price include:
With this in mind, it’s important to note that dental implants are a long-term investment. With proper care, they can easily last 30 years to a lifetime without requiring replacement or special maintenance. This cannot be said for other replacement options like traditional bridges or dentures.
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If you’re ready to experience the true gold standard in tooth replacement, schedule a consultation today!