Colorado Springs Dental Implants
A dental implant replaces your natural tooth from the root up. When correctly placed, it will look and feel just like a healthy tooth.
The procedure begins by having a titanium implant attached to the root of your jawbone. As your jawbone heals, it will grow around the implant, making it as stable as a tooth root. When the healing process is completed, a new crown will be placed on top of the implant and you will have a natural and healthy smile.
Dental Implant Bridge
If you are missing many teeth, it is not necessary to have an implant for each missing tooth. Instead, you can have a bridge placed. For an entire arch of teeth, you can receive an implant for each tooth or just two implants per arch. It is completely up to you. Keep in mind that the more implants you have, the greater the stability you will get with your bridge. At your consultation, we can help you determine what is best for your smile and your budget.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Though some people choose removable dentures for budgetary reasons, there are some real advantages to getting implants even with the additional cost. In the short term, removable dentures are cheaper; there is no disputing that. However, there are some important considerations to review before making a decision.
- Implants are more comfortable because they don’t move around.
- Food won’t get trapped beneath them.
- There is the added security of not having to worry about your dentures slipping out in public.
- Implants protect you from a serious condition known as facial collapse.
If you’ve had all your teeth extracted, your body begins to absorb your lower jaw and mandible. You won’t notice it for the first few years, but with time, you will have a noticeably “collapsed” face. In some cases, jawbone shrinkage can become so severe that there is no possibility of getting implants in the future, without having a bone grafting procedure done. Doing it right from the start will prevent all of these issues.
Comprehensive Dental Implant Care from Our Colorado Springs Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Rota is a diplomate of the International Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Dental Implant Association. He completes every phase—planning, bone grafting (if needed), placement, and restoration—right in his office. That saves you a visit to an oral surgeon for bone grafting and implant placement. He uses advanced CT scanning and a surgical guide to ensure your dental implants are placed in the optimal position. This helps prevent mistakes that can cause much discomfort and pain and lead to dental implant failure.
Also, Dr. Rota uses his extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry to restore implant fixtures with lifelike dental crowns. Your implants will feel and look completely natural. Contact our office to find out how much dental implants cost or request an appointment for an exam, and we’ll help you determine if you are a candidate.