Dental implants have made a huge impact on dentistry. When a tooth fails you, a new tooth and tooth root can be crafted to take its place. Multiple teeth can be replaced without sacrificing or affecting the well-being of your natural teeth.
The implant is actually a titanium post that can be installed directly into the existing bone structure in your jaw. Titanium is the ideal metal for this application as it is known to be biologically inert and will fuse with the surrounding bone structure in a process known as osseointegration.
The dental implant procedure involves drilling a small channel into your jawbone. Then a titanium implant is screwed into place. Since the dental implant post is designed to fuse with your jawbone, a strong anchor will be created that will eventually secure a dental crown.
To have dental implants placed, you should have healthy gums and enough jawbone structure to support the implant. In addition, you must be committed to proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups. There are other things to consider, like whether or not you are a smoker. Talk to our dentists to see if dental implants are right for you.
Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry would love to assist you in restoring your missing tooth or teeth. Call our office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Daniel Holsteen.