3333 S Wadsworth Blvd

Unit D305, Lakewood, CO 80227

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Getting dental implants is necessary when a person has dental decay, periodontal disease, or injury. The only treatment options that were available for those with missing teeth at one time were bridges and dentures. In the year 2019, however, dental implants have become available. Dental implants are really replacement teeth that you can substitute a root of a tooth with. Dental implants feel like natural teeth, even if they are made of titanium alloy, like hip implants, shoulder implants, and knee implants. Some dentures that do not fit your particular type of mouth make speaking hard to accomplish while wearing such types of dentures, well-fitted dental implants can take care of this problem.

Installing dental implants can help the person who needs them to feel better than as opposed to wearing dentures. Dentures are painful. Dental implants allow you to eat whatever type of food you want without fear of breaking them. Dental implants lead to improved oral health because you do not need to make other teeth smaller as you do when you need a bridge. Individual implants allow for easier access to the spaces between your teeth that need to be flossed. Implants can be made to last, with their durability in mind.

Removable dental implants can be taken out when not needed, in a way that is much easier than dentures. Dental implants are rated successful at 98%. Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth or teeth that have rotted because of decay and cannot be fixed with a root canal. Good candidates for dental implants are people with missing teeth, multiple teeth missing or all teeth having possibly gone bad for this candidate who wants to experiment with dental implants. Anybody with chronic illness such as heart disease, or diabetes needs to be evaluated as an individual.

Insurance does not cover dental implants in the immediate present, because your medical plan may or may not cover this procedure. Dental implants are installed with an individualized treatment plan because a doctor uses it to address individual needs. The tooth implant is a small post made of titanium. The healing process takes 6 to 12 weeks to acclimate to dental implants. The implant bonds to your jaw bone and a small connector post called an abutment is attached to the post. Dentists design new teeth taking impressions of your teeth in order to create a model of your bite.

The downside to dental implants is the fact that they have some risk of infection. It would seem there is a cost of replacing a single tooth with an implant and then there is the cost of replacing a tooth with a bridge instead, which may be less expensive of an approach. The success rate of dental implants varies from individual to individual with regard to their dental habits, in particular, if they floss or not. There are no alternatives to metal implants at this time because the current style is able to latch onto and support dentures.