If you’re missing teeth, you may experience stress, anxiety and even embarrassment as a result of your gapped smile — but you should know you’ve got a fantastic replacement option with implant-retained dentures in Colorado Springs. Dr. Erick T. Anderson places and restores dental implants at Anderson Family Dental. Keep reading to learn more about this option today!
March 22, 2016
November 3, 2015
Tooth loss affects more people in the US than you might think. Nearly 4% of US adults aged 20 to 49 are missing at least one tooth, and 10% of adults 50 to 64 are fully edentulous (no natural teeth). Most replacement options for any number of teeth only replace the part visible above the gum line, the crown, but dental implants replace the entire tooth from the roots up. A recent survey revealed that 90% of edentulous patients in the US chose traditional, removable dentures, but those patients are missing out on the opportunity to combat bone density loss, one of the most detrimental effects of tooth loss. Some patients have previously believed they were not candidates for implant-retained dentures, but innovations in implant technology make it possible for more patients than ever to safely and successfully receive implant-retained dental prosthetics.
November 20, 2014
Are your missing teeth or worn out dentures preventing you from living a full and active life? The problems associated with tooth loss and replacement can significantly affect your quality of life. However, Dr. Anderson can offer a simple and innovative solution to these problems with dental implants. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts, implanted into your jaw, to permanently replace your missing teeth in a convenient, healthy, and esthetically pleasing manner. You can regain your quality of life with dental implants. All you need to do is make a dental implants consultation appointment with Anderson Family Dental today. Dr. Anderson is Colorado Springs best dentist for placing and restoring dental implants. Anderson Family Dental proudly restores smiles throughout Colorado Springs, CO, Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor, and the surrounding communities.
Why Are Patients Choosing Dental Implants?
There are many advantages to choosing dental implants as your tooth replacement method. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanently placed and don’t have to be removed for daily cleaning. Dental implants will not shift or move while speaking, and do not require the use of messy gels or pastes to stay in place. Dentures need to be replaced every five years or so, whereas dental implants can last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene and routine dental exams. Unlike dental bridges, dental implants don’t require the grinding down or shaping, of your surrounding healthy teeth. Dental implants actually improve your oral health, instead of leaving your healthy teeth vulnerable to decay like dental bridges. In addition, dental implants restore the bone lost after a tooth is extracted. This replacement preserves your facial structure and your jaw bone density, resulting in a more youthful appearance than you may experience with dentures.
How Long Will It Take to Get My Dental Implants?
Dental implants start with a consultation with a qualified dentist. If your mouth is healthy enough for treatment, your implants can be placed soon. You may also need to undergo bone grafting or sinus lift surgery before your implant can be placed. After placement, the implant will need time to heal and fully fuse with your existing jaw bone. When it’s fully healed, Dr. Anderson will place a natural looking crown or denture that will permanently replace your missing tooth or teeth.
If you want to explore your options for tooth replacement with dental implants, make an appointment for consultation with Anderson Family Dental today. Dr. Anderson is Colorado Springs best dentist for dental implants and restorative dentistry. Anderson Family Dental proudly serves patients throughout Colorado Springs, CO, Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor, and nearby areas.
March 5, 2014
Your smile is typically the first feature that people notice when they see you. If you are missing one or more teeth, it’s likely that you often hide your smile from others. This can lead to embarrassment in social situations and may even impact your professional life. Fortunately, Dr. Erick T. Anderson and Dr. Richard L. Anderson can provide patients in and around Colorado Springs, CO with a restorative solution in the form of dental implants.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
At your consultation at Anderson Family Dental, we’ll assess the health of your gums and the density of the bone in your jaw. If we find that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, our team will walk you through the steps of the entire process in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand. To replace your missing tooth, your doctor will implant a small post made of titanium into the gum and jaw bone where your natural tooth once stood. This post will serve as your new tooth’s secure root. A porcelain crown that has been customized to match your existing teeth will then be affixed to the implanted post. The result is a completely natural-looking new tooth that completes your smile and restores your bite.
Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
If you’ve been living with missing teeth and you’re ready to take the first step toward a happier, healthier smile, contact our office in Colorado Springs, CO today. Drs. Richard and Erick Anderson also serve families in the surrounding communities of Stratmoor, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Falcon and beyond. We look forward to giving you something wonderful to smile about!