Tooth loss can be frustrating. Our Parker, CO, restorative dentist is here to help.
We know you never thought tooth loss would happen to you, but denying the problem won’t make it go away. In fact, ignoring it will just make the problem worse. Fortunately, your dentist in Parker, CO, Dr. Robert DiGiorgio, has been providing the highest quality dental restorations to patients of all ages since 1980.
Restorative dentistry continues to improve immensely and our dental team is happy to offer dental implants, a popular way to replace missing teeth. A dental implant is a small screw or tapered post that is designed to fit into the jawbone to replace the roots of your missing tooth. The post is made from a biocompatible metal such as titanium. While dental implants are truly one of the best ways to replace missing teeth they aren’t right for everyone. Here’s what you should know beforehand,
Implants are the closest you can come to real teeth
While there are many ways to replace missing teeth, if you are looking for a restoration that truly feels, functions, and appears like the real thing then you can’t get any closer than an implant. After all, implants are the only restorations that actually replace tooth roots, making them both incredibly stable as well as an aid to prevent bone loss (a complication of untreated tooth loss). Once the implant and bone fuse together, the implant is a permanent structure from which to support an artificial tooth or teeth (e.g. dental crowns; full dentures).
The implantation process
Our Parker, CO, family dentist will need to perform minor in-office surgery in order to place the implant into the jawbone. It only takes a few minutes for a single implant placement and the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so you shouldn’t feel anything during implant placement. A subsequent healing period then follows the procedure, taking around six months to complete.
This restoration boasts a very high success rate
Another reason people turn to dental implants is that they are highly successful; so successful in fact that they carry a success rate of up to 98 percent. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene and you properly care for your implant, this restoration could last a lifetime.
Are you an adult who is living with tooth loss in Parker, CO? If so, it’s important that you get the treatment you need to replace teeth and regain a full smile. Call Parker Dental today at (303) 699-6100 to schedule an implant consultation.