Are you missing out because of missing teeth?
Get back in the game with strong, stunning dental implants!
Dental Implants are a great way to replace missing teeth, and are a possible alternative to bridges and dentures. For a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, implants can provide you with the look and function of your previous teeth.
A Permanent Solution For Missing Teeth
The way we achieve this permanent solution is by surgically placing tiny titanium cylinders into the bone where your teeth are missing. These metal anchors serve as substitutes for the roots of your teeth. The bone in your jaw bonds with that titanium anchor, which creates a strong foundation for the replacement teeth that we connect to those anchors via tiny posts that protrude through your gums. We attach the replacement teeth to these posts.
One very important note and benefit about dental implants: they help prevent the shrinking of the bone that held your teeth. This means implants help prevent changes in the shape of your face caused by losing your teeth.
Remember, dental implants are not appropriate for every person or every situation. You need to be in good health generally, with healthy gums and sufficient bone in your jaw to support the implants.
Additionally, we will need to see you multiple times over several months to complete the work. Afterward, you need to maintain the implants consistently to make sure they stay healthy. You will need to be seen in our office multiple times over a period of several months before the work is completed. Consistent maintenance afterward is essential to ensure your dental implants stay healthy.
Dental Implants do cost more than other types of replacement teeth – but you (and your positive outlook on life) are definitely worth the additional investment!
Here's why: once a tooth is lost, the body immediately starts to make changes to the bone where the tooth used to be. Over time, the jaw bone shrinks and thins. If you don't take appropriate action in the proper timeframe, you could find yourself in a situation where an implant isn't possible without considerably more expense.
Here is a more-detailed outline of the steps for a typical dental implant procedure
- A small, titanium metal post or root form (the actual implant) is surgically implanted into your jawbone.
- Over 6-24 weeks the implant will bond with the bone around it by a biological process.
- Once the implant has bonded with the surrounding bone, a small cap is placed over the post to prepare the tissue for the implant.
- A temporary attachment is then placed and a mold is taken. This mold is then sent to a lab where your new custom tooth is created.
Once the new tooth has been crafted by the lab, it is placed on the implant and your fully functional new tooth is complete.
Dental implants are multi-purpose solutions in cosmetic dentistry. For some situations, they offer a great alternative – or a solution for problems that were previously impossible to repair.
Denture wearers typically get the greatest benefit from implants – especially if you have a lower denture that seems unbearable, uncomfortable, insecure and nonfunctional. In these situations, dental implants have positively changed many peoples lives!
Why so many Longmont patients choose Dr. Knechtel for dental implants:
Our dental team takes everything into account when treating patients with dental implants. Because we offer everything from veneers to root canals, we can use dental implants in conjunction with other treatments to maximize the health and beauty of your smile.
Track Record of Success
Dr. Knechtel and his team have over a decade of experience restoring dental implants. We have helped numerous patients suffering from tooth loss due to periodontitis, tooth decay or an injury enjoy functional, beautiful smiles – come in for a free consultation to get an idea of what's possible!
Exceptional Quality and Aesthetics
Dental implants are a permanent solution to a lost tooth. They are significantly stronger than bridges and dentures. You can eat your favorite foods, speak easily, and smile with confidence with a natural-looking smile.