Are you missing any teeth? Are you looking for a more permanent solution to dentures? Come to Fit to Smile to receive dental implants! Our dentists offer this dental surgical procedure as a long-term solution to restoring your smile.
For more information about dental implants, don’t hesitate to contact us at (303) 683-2300 for our Highlands Ranch office.
HOW DENTAL IMPLANTS WORK
Dental implants work by fusing the artificial tooth to the jaw bone via an abutment screw. The abutment screw is connected to an abutment that goes through the gum, which is then directly attached to the jaw bone. Fusing an artificial tooth to your jaw bone allows it to become a permanent part of your smile.
Here’s how dental implants can work for you:
- Permanent solution to restoring your smile
- One of the most conservative treatments for tooth replacement
- Natural-looking restoration biocompatible posts attached to jaw bone
- Excellent stability and strength for your new tooth or teeth
- Restores function and health of teeth
GETTING A DENTAL IMPLANT
If you lose one of your permanent teeth, you lose it for good. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend the rest of your life with a gap in your smile. If you opt for a dental implant, you can enjoy a new tooth that looks, feels, and functions just like your old one. In addition to routine dental checkups, The dentists of Fit to Smile can provide you or your loved one with a strong and beautiful dental implant.
COMPARISON WITH DENTURES
Replacing lost teeth isn’t just good for your appearance—it’s also important for preventing sagging facial muscles and loss of bone mass. When deciding how to restore their smiles, patients usually choose between dentures and dental implants. On the one hand, dentures are removable, and don’t require surgery; on the other hand, dental implants provide a more permanent solution, and can be cleaned just like natural teeth.
DENTAL IMPLANTATION PROCESS
Since dental implants must be permanently fused to the jawbone, implantation usually takes several months to complete. Here’s a breakdown of the process:
- Dr. Ryan administers local anesthesia and places the implant deep into the patient’s gum.
- Over the next few months, the implant fuses to the bone through a process called osseointegration.
- Dr. Ryan attaches the abutment, or connecting element, to the top of the implant.
- The artificial tooth is attached to the abutment.
THE FIT TO SMILE DIFFERENCE
digital x-raysFit to Smile isn’t your typical dentist’s office. We know that going to the dentist probably isn’t your favorite activity—that’s why we do everything we can to make you as comfortable as possible during the dental implantation process. Each room has cable TV, a heat-and-massage chair, and a gorgeous view of the Front Range. Also, Dr. Ryan and Dr. Trent Redfearn go through 50-100 hours of continuing education every year, so he can provide effective, state-of-the-art dental care and remain one of the best implant dentists in the Denver Metro Area.
The team members at Fit to Smile are the proud recipients of the Customer Satisfaction Award for Excellence in Customer Care, presented by Talk of the Town News, Customer Care News, and Celebration Media. If you’re looking to obtain a dental implant in the Denver Metro Area, Fit to Smile is the place to go. Schedule an appointment today, and get one step closer to restoring your smile.
ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Losing a tooth as an adult is always a difficult experience. However, losing a tooth doesn’t necessarily mean you have to live with a gap in your smile. One of the best dental restoration options is a dental implant, which can permanently replace your missing tooth. If you’re interested in obtaining a dental implant or exploring your other dental restoration options, don’t hesitate to contact (303)683-2300 for our Highlands Ranch office. Our practice has successfully installed dental implants for numerous Denver metro area patients.
Once your implant is installed, it looks and feels like a natural tooth. You can brush and floss your dental implant just as you would any of your other teeth. Compared with other dental restoration options, dental implants are very low-maintenance. Dentures, for example, need to be taken out every night and thoroughly cleaned.
If there’s a gap in your smile for too long, the adjacent teeth will eventually shift into the empty space. Also, the section of jawbone beneath the missing tooth will deteriorate if it doesn’t have a tooth to support. Having a dental implant installed is a great way to prevent your teeth from shifting while protecting your jawbone.
Dental implants are extremely strong, and can endure everything your natural teeth can—maybe even more. Dentures, on the other hand, may break if you accidentally drop them in your bathroom sink – and dental bridges aren’t much better. Dental implants are even impervious to decay.
After your mouth heals from your dental implant surgery, your implant should stay in your mouth for the rest of your life. Both dental bridges and partial dentures last for 15 years, at the most. Though getting a dental implant may seem like a long process, the lifelong results are well worth it.
If you opt for a dental implant, your dentist will be sure to match the color to your natural teeth. As a result, most people won’t even be able to tell that you have an implant. Though partial dentures are inconspicuous much of the time, they must come out when the wearer is eating or sleeping.