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Dental Implants Replace Missing Teeth

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Dental Implants in Aurora, CO

Dental implants are natural looking teeth attached to titanium posts inserted into your bone. These posts act like the roots of your teeth and patients can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

By filling in the void left by your natural tooth, they maintain your bone structure and allow for a natural appearance.

Bone loss begins immediately when you lose a tooth. The first year after a tooth is removed or lost, your jaw bone will recede up to one-quarter of an inch. This causes reduced support from your facial bones and makes you look like you are prematurely aging.

Dental Implants Smiling Mouth

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Types of Dental Implants

Root Dental Implant

The most common form of implants, they copy the size and shape of a natural teeth from root to the top of the tooth.
Your dentist will administer local anesthesia then make an incision into the gums and the hole for the implant will be drilled into the jaw bone. Next, the implant will be placed in the jaw bone and then the gums will be sutured closed.

You may be given prescriptions for antibiotics and/or pain relief and sent home with guidelines to follow for recovery. As part of the healing your mouth goes through, your jawbone will complete a process called osseointegration. This is the term used to describe the process of your jawbone merging with the dental implant.

Once that process is finished, you can return to your local dentist to have the custom dental crown fitted to the osseointegrated implants.

Plate Form Implants

In some cases, a patient’s jawbone is not of a sufficient size or structure for a standard implant. When this issue arises, the plate form implants can be anchored into thinner bones.

The procedure is much like the root implant insertion, but can sometimes have the crown fitted during the procedure instead of waiting until after osseointegration takes place.

Sub-Periosteal Implants

In situations where a patient’s jawbone that can’t sustain a regular implant, subperiosteal implants are used.

These implants are placed on top of the jawbone and end up embedded in the gum tissues.

The procedure for subperiosteal is a little different. A mold of the mouth are made to create a custom piece for implantation.

When that is completed, a second appointment will take place where your dentist exposes the jawbone and inserts the subperiosteal implant over it. After the procedure, the gums will take several months to naturally grow up and around the implant

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Possible Dental Implant Risks

As with any oral surgery, complications from implant dentistry can happen but are rare. These can include slight nerve damage, infection, and mild to medium pain and discomfort.

Infections are usually treated with antibiotics as needed. Any minor nerve damage typically corrects itself in a matter of weeks. Any discomfort can be managed with prescription or over the counter medication depending on the severity. Most pain subsides in less than 2 weeks.

Maintenence of Your Dental Implants

When you have a dental implant, it is essential that you maintain excellent oral hygiene. Avoid smoking during the healing process as it will delay proper healing.

Clean your teeth and mouth regularly to avoid infections or other complications. If not, bacteria byproducts can cause swollen gums and even destroy the bone that supports the implant. If this happens, the implant’s foundation will weaken and potentially lead to failure. Failure of a dental implant can ultimately mean that it has to be removed.

With the proper surgical placement, routine maintenance, and diligent oral care, your implants can last for a very long time.

Implants replace teeth in a way that no other cosmetic option can accomplish. Besides maintaining your facial structure, they are stronger than your natural root and don’t require endodontic therapy or fillings. Additionally, implants don’t require neighboring teeth to be drilled on as is the case with a dental bridge.

When it comes to quality of life, people are tired of compromising. They want to smile and laugh with complete confidence whether at work or out with friends. Whether it’s just a few teeth or a set of dentures supported with implants you’ll be able to keep living life the way you are used to, without the compromising.

Simply put, dental implants can be one of the best solutions for missing teeth.

If you think dental implants may be the direction you’d like to go, contact our office today to get started on the path of a perfect smile and longer lasting youthful appearance. Baer Dental Designs also offers Porcelain VeneersCustom Dentures, and Professional Teeth Whitening Services.

Baer Dental Designs is conveniently located on the southeast side of Aurora near Southlands but also services Lakewood, Thornton, Arvada, Centennial, Stapleton, Green Valley Ranch, Castle Rock, Virginia Village, Parker, Littleton, and all neighboring communities.

Baer Dental Designs has Won the 5280 Top Dentists Award Every Year Since 2011

2012 Top Dentist 5280 Magazine
2013 Top Dentist 5280 Magazine
2014 Top Dentist 5280 Magazine
2015 Top Dentist 5280 Magazine
2016 Top Dentist 5280 Magazine
2017 Top Dentist 5280 Magazine