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Dental Implants

Are you busy weighing your options in tooth replacement? You should know that if you are an eligible candidate, there is simply no better decision than dental implants in Colorado Springs. Implant dentistry provides unmatched stability for a smile that looks and functions just like it should. The team at Anderson Family Dental takes care of the entire procedure for dental implants, from their initial placement to the final restoration.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small posts made of titanium, a material that has a miraculous ability -- it can fuse with the jawbone. It’s a process we call osseointegration, and it provides superior stability for the crown or denture that replaces your teeth. Dental implants are not the tooth replacement itself. Rather, they act as a prosthetic root, providing the stimulation your jawbone needs to stay healthy and the security your smile needs to look and feel fantastic.

The procedure for dental implants is performed in two major phases: implantation and restoration. A recovery period of four to eight months is required between each phase (when osseointegration takes place). While many dentists must refer patients to an oral surgeon for the initial procedure, the team at Anderson Family Dental performs the entire dental implant treatment in our office.

How Dental Implants Compare

Anyone who has ever had to deal with the stress or embarrassment of a tooth replacement that doesn’t fit the way it should will tell you -- there’s nothing worse than fearing your teeth will fall out at inopportune moments. Dental implants fix that problem.

Nothing else provides a whole-tooth replacement. Implants give you back your missing tooth as well as its root. Non-implant retained options, like a fixed bridge or denture, simply do not provide the same stability. And because your jawbone slowly loses mass without the activity from its missing root, the non-implant supported replacement will require periodic adjustments to keep up with the changing shape of your jaw.

Benefits of Dental Implants

The benefits of implant dentistry are numerous. Which would you enjoy most?

  • Eat, speak, and smile with total confidence once again.
  • Dental implants provide the most natural-looking solution to tooth loss.
  • Bite into your favorite foods (even corn on the cob and fresh apples are a possibility with the stability of an implant-retained tooth replacement).
  • Free yourself from denture adhesives.
  • Dental implants help you maintain a youthful facial shape after tooth loss.
  • When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Are You a Candidate for Implant Dentistry?

Dental implants have a success rate of as much as 95 percent in eligible patients. Wondering if you are an ideal candidate for the tooth replacement option? If you are an adult whose tooth loss is recent (or imminent) and you are in good oral and overall health, the answer is likely a resounding yes. Dental implants require plenty of supporting bone structure and healthy gums for successful anchoring. Patients should also be able to heal from an invasive procedure to be considered for dental implants.

Let’s Discuss Dental Implants Today!

Schedule an appointment with Anderson Family Dental to confirm your candidacy for dental implants. We will discuss your options in tooth replacement and help you decide which one is best for you. Book a visit with your implant dentist in