Dental Implants in Colorado Springs
If you’re living with the inconvenience of missing teeth or will soon need teeth extracted, dental implants offer a healthy, permanent solution that restores both the function and aesthetics of your smile. At Jackson L. Anderson, DDS, Dr. Anderson and his highly-trained staff are more than ready to restore your smile so you can live comfortably again.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are made up of three parts: the titanium post, which fills the space previously occupied by the root of your tooth; the abutment, which enables the restoration to be fixed onto the post; and finally, the restoration, usually made from porcelain, which resembles a natural tooth and allows you to both chew comfortably and smile confidently.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Implants can be used to support restorations for one or multiple teeth, but provide a particular benefit to patients dealing with total tooth loss. Traditional dentures have long been the go-to method of replacing a full assembly of teeth. While these prosthetics do allow you to chew food and function normally for the most part, they are not fixed; if the adhesive holding them breaks down or loses suction, your dentures will slide while eating or speaking. Dentures supported by implants do not share these disadvantages; with implants, they are affixed, never shifting.
The Consequences of Tooth Loss
The loss of teeth leads to negative impact beyond altered aesthetics. Structural consequences should be taken into consideration as well; neighboring teeth will shift toward new vacancies and your jawbone will weaken over time due to lack of stimulation from several or all teeth. With implants in place, your jawbone remains whole and healthy.
What are my Teeth Replacement Options?
With your dental implants in place, there are several ways Dr. Anderson can restore your smile, including:
• Single unit crowns
• Dental bridges
• Full dentures
We use state-of-the-art impressions and digital x-rays to facilitate accurate placement of implants and a comfortable fit for prosthetics. We collaborate with a trusted local oral surgeon to have implant posts added to your jaw. This will most likely take up two appointments; we will track your progress after the implants are placed, making sure they’ve healed properly before the restorations are affixed.
Call for an Appointment Today!
Our team in Colorado Springs believes in the value of a healthy and beautiful smile. If you are missing teeth and want to chew normally again, please call our office today to set up an appointment
. After a consultation, we can determine if you are a viable candidate for dental implants.