What is a dental implant?
When deciding how to replace a missing tooth, you must consider all of your options. Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth. Whether you are missing one tooth or a full arch of missing teeth, dental implants can be used to permanently anchor a custom dental restoration creating a beautiful and highly functional result. Dr. Tracey Hughes recommends dental implants whenever possible for the long-term oral health benefits they provide her patients.
Dental implants are small titanium screws that are surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Over the course of about 2-3 months, the screw integrates with the jaw and promotes natural bone regeneration for the added benefit of long-term bite stability. Then, a custom-designed dental restoration is created and anchored to the implant using a piece called an abutment. Once the dental restoration is attached, patients enjoy a beautiful smile without any dietary restriction. Dental implants promote natural bone regeneration, prevent facial sagging, and can help reduce the risk of gum disease, additional tooth loss, and bone loss.
Dental implants can be cleaned and maintained just like your real teeth. With regular six month dental check-ups and good at home oral hygiene dental implants may last a lifetime. Patients enjoy a confident, beautiful smile.
Are dental implants right for you?
While most patients qualify for dental implants, some patients may require additional procedures to prepare their mouth for the surgical implantation of dental implants. Dental implants require a substantial amount of healthy bone and gum tissue for longterm success. Patients with compromised bone tissue may need a bone grafting treatment prior to receiving dental implants.
The only sure way to know if you are a good candidate for dental implants is by visiting our Louisville, CO dentist office. Dr. Hughes and our entire dental care team provide compassionate, comprehensive and personalized dentistry from our state of the art dentist office. Our one-on-one consultations allow you time to sit with Dr. Hughes and discuss all of your treatment options. Dr. Hughes will explain the benefits of your treatment options so that you can make informed decisions about your oral health.
Request your consultation with Dr. Hughes today. Dr. Hughes can help you restore your teeth and gums so you can enjoy years of healthy happy smiles! Click here to request a dental implant consultation or contact our Louisville, CO dentist office.