Missing teeth? Dental implants could be the solution for you! Implants are the ideal option for replacing missing teeth as they replace the entire tooth, including the tooth root, to give you a stable, long-term result that improves your oral health as well as restoring your smile. Our dentist may recommend an implant to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or even an entire arch of teeth.
Dental implants consist of two main parts — the implant post and the implant restoration. Implant posts replace tooth roots, anchoring the tooth in your mouth and performing the same functions as your original tooth root in keeping your supporting jawbone healthy and your teeth stable in your mouth. An implant restoration replaces the crown of the missing tooth and may consist of a single crown, a bridge or a denture, depending on your needs.
When you receive implant dentistry, the implant post will be surgically inserted into your jawbone. A period of healing will then follow to allow the post to integrate with your jawbone. Dr. Erik Palmberg will then be able to create a restoration to cap the post and complete your treatment.
Anyone who has lost one or more teeth is a candidate for implant dentistry, and as long as your mouth is healthy, you will be able to receive a dental implant without difficulty. Please note that any preexisting conditions such as tooth decay or periodontal disease will need to be treated before you can receive an implant.
Dental implants are designed to be permanent replacements for your missing teeth. As such, they require the same care that your original teeth do: a good oral hygiene routine at home and regular dental visits for cleanings and exams.
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For more information about implant dentistry in Littleton, Colorado, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Palmberg, please contact our office today at 303-741-4600.