Dental Implants

Dental implants are a very reliable source for effective tooth replacement. Whether you have lost one tooth or many, implants can provide a permanent solution that looks and functions normally.

Dental Implants in Highlands Ranch, CO

Dental implants are a durable and aesthetic solution designed to replace missing teeth, providing a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. Unlike dentures, implants are anchored securely to your jawbone, offering unparalleled stability and the feel of natural teeth.

The procedure for dental implants at Highland Ranch Smiles involves a series of steps that are conducted with your comfort in mind. Initially, a titanium post is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it integrates with the bone to serve as a sturdy anchor for the artificial tooth. Once healed, a custom-made crown that matches your natural teeth is attached to the post, completing your smile restoration.

Dental implants not only enhance your smile but also preserve facial structure and prevent bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. Let us help you regain your confidence and smile with ease. Schedule a consultation today at Highland Ranch Smiles, and let us guide you towards a healthier, fuller smile.

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  • What is the procedure for dental implants? Are dental implants safe?

    The procedure for dental implants at Highland Ranch Smiles involves a safe and structured process:

    • Consultation and Planning: This initial step includes thorough examinations such as X-rays and a review of your medical history to ensure you’re a suitable candidate.
    • Implant Placement: Under local anesthesia, a titanium implant is placed into the jawbone and left to integrate with the bone, a process that may take several months.
    • Healing Cap and Abutment: After the implant bonds with the jawbone, a healing cap is added, followed by an abutment that connects the implant to the replacement crown.
    • Crown Attachment: A custom-made crown is attached to the abutment, completing your smile restoration.

    Dental implants are generally very safe, with risks such as infection or implant failure being low. Proper care and following your dentist’s instructions can further minimize these risks.

  • What types of dental implants exist?

    There are several types of dental implants available, designed to accommodate various dental conditions and preferences. The most commonly used types include:

    • Endosteal Implants: These are the most commonly used type of dental implant. They are typically made of titanium and shaped like small screws. They are placed directly into the jawbone and serve as a sturdy anchor for one or more artificial teeth.
    • Subperiosteal Implants: Unlike endosteal implants, subperiosteal implants are placed under the gum but on, or above, the jawbone. This type of implant is used primarily for patients who do not have enough healthy jawbone and cannot, or do not want to undergo a bone augmentation procedure to rebuild it.
    • Zygomatic Implants: The least common type of implant, zygomatic implants are much longer than traditional implants and are placed in the cheekbone rather than the jawbone. They are typically used when the jawbone is not adequate for endosteal implants.
  • What are the benefits of dental implants?

    Dental implants offer a range of benefits that make them an excellent choice for replacing missing teeth:

    • Natural Appearance: They look, feel, and function like natural teeth, enhancing aesthetics and confidence.
    • Longevity: Made from durable materials like titanium, implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
    • Oral Health Preservation: Implants don’t require altering adjacent teeth, preserving more of your natural tooth structure and promoting better oral hygiene.
    • Bone Health: Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss that often follows tooth loss.
    • Improved Speech: Securely fitted, they prevent the speech impediments often associated with poor-fitting dentures.
    • Convenience: Unlike dentures, implants are permanent and don’t require adhesives or special cleaning.
    • Dietary Freedom: Implants restore full chewing function, allowing you to enjoy all types of food without discomfort.

    These advantages make dental implants a functional, lasting solution that improves both dental health and overall quality of life.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental implants, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Highlands Ranch Smiles

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