The Key to Outstanding Dental Implants

December 7, 2014 Tagged: , |

Dental Care 101

Great Dental Implants, Every Time

Dr. Christopher Baer, DMD, is an experienced dentist providing a comprehensive range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments. Dr. Baer completed his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry, and followed it up with Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Audie L. Murphy V.A. Hospital, San Antonio, TX.

As a cosmetic dentist of repute, he is also an active member of several organizations, including the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Patients in Aurora, Parker, Centennial, Denver, Elizabeth and Franktown, CO and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive advanced dental treatments from Dr. Baer.

An Overview of Dental Implants

Dental implants are recognized as the most effective and long-term tooth replacement solution. A dental implant closely mimics the natural tooth and involves a strong foundation including an artificial tooth root to replace the natural root. Among all the tooth replacement treatments such as dental bridges, dentures and implants, dental implants are most effective and have a very high success rate of long term resilience.

An implant does not involve tooth preparation or compromises the health of adjacent teeth in any way. It is fitted as an independent unit, unlike a dental bridge that involves the support of adjacent healthy teeth. As an experienced dentist, Dr. Baer recommends dental implant treatment to suitable candidates who need tooth replacement in Aurora, Parker, Centennial, Denver, Elizabeth and Franktown, CO and nearby areas.

Advantages

Not only from a functional point of view, but also from the perspective of aesthetics, a cosmetic dentist may recommend dental implants over other treatment options to suitable candidates. Implants over a variety of benefits, including the following:

Enhanced Aesthetic Appearance: Compared to all other tooth replacement solutions, dental implants resemble the natural teeth most closely. The implant root is designed to fuse naturally with the bone, and create a permanent foundation. The patient can continue to use the implant tooth just like other healthy teeth for a long period of time.

Improved Comfort Level: Compared to dentures, dental implants provide much greater comfort. In fact, most patients will forget that they have an implant tooth after the initial phase. The implant is permanent and causes not any discomfort which may remind the patient the he or she is carrying an implanted tooth.

Improved Speech: With treatments such as dentures, speech issues can arise, particularly if the dentures are ill-fitting or tend to slip in the mouth. In case of implants, such concerns are eliminated entirely.

Resilience: Dental implants are the most durable treatment option for tooth replacement. When the treatment is performed by an expert dentist, the implant may last for many years, and in some cases, may even last for a lifetime.

Procedure

Dr. Baer is an experienced cosmetic dentist for dental implant treatment for patients in Aurora, Parker, Centennial, Denver, Elizabeth and Franktown, CO and other areas. He first determines the suitability of a patient for dental implant procedure. The patient should have healthy gums and adequate bone to hold the implant for the long term. Heavy smokers and those suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes may have to be evaluated in detail before implant treatment can be provided.

The first stage of the procedure involves placement of the artificial tooth root into the bone socket of the original missing tooth. When the implant root has bonded to the jawbone and the area has healed completely, the implant surgeon will attach an abutment to the post to hold the new tooth firmly. A dental crown is then prepared and placed over the abutment to create a complete, natural looking tooth structure to replace the missing tooth.