Dental Implant Benefits
Both Dr. Haradon and Dr. Lackler are experts at restoring smiles with dental implants. Lifelike implants can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth, as well as to secure implant-retained dentures. Whether your tooth loss is because of periodontal disease, advanced decay, traumatic injury, infection or genetics, a dental implant may be the ideal solution.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that Dr. Haradon or Dr. Lackler surgically positions in your jawbone. With healing, this screw or post and the surrounding bone tissue go through a process known as osseointegration—bone + integration. The post and bone fuse together. This fusion creates a number of benefits that are unique to dental implants.
- Because a dental implant replaces not only the crown of a missing tooth, but the root as well, you are less likely to experience the bone resorption (jawbone deterioration) that commonly occurs with other types of tooth replacement that only rest on top of your gum tissue.
- By preventing bone resorption, dental implants help patients maintain a natural facial appearance. Without a root or implant to stimulate healthy new bone growth, a sagging and aged look develops.
- Dental implants are anchored in bone, so there’s no chance of your tooth restoration shifting. Even with adhesives, dentures are prone to slipping and clicking, both of which can be embarrassing.
- Whereas dentures, partials and bridges are designed to last for about 10 years or so, dental implants can do well for up to 30 years. With excellent oral hygiene and implant maintenance, many people enjoy a lifetime of benefits from dental implants.
- For a bridge, the size of adjacent teeth must be reduced to accommodate the crowns that hold a false tooth in place. Dental implants, on the other hand, do not necessitate the alteration of any of your other teeth. They fit precisely into the place of missing teeth and deter other teeth from shifting.
- Dental implants are phenomenally successful. Dental professionals have been using them to replace teeth for more than sixty years, and over time they have become more reliable and predictable than dentures and bridges.
We serve patients in Colorado Springs and all surrounding communities. If you need dental implants or other periodontal services, request your appointment at Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists.