Dental implants are often considered the most natural solution for tooth replacement because they most closely match the structure of a real tooth. Dental implants become fused into the jawbone to provide needed stimulation for growth. Due to the titanium composition of dental implants, patients are not at risk for decay.
There are three main components that make up a dental implants: the implant, the abutment and the crown. The actual implant is just a small titanium post that will be surgically implanted into your jawbone by your Greenwood Village periodontist. After a four to six month waiting period, the metal will become fused with the bone through a process known as osseointegration. The abutment is placed over the implant and protrudes just above the gumline. The crown is a small piece of ceramic shaped like a natural tooth. It is placed over the abutment to give a natural appearance to the dental implants. Greenwood Village patients can then enjoy a natural appearance as well as function.
By choosing dental implants, patients are giving themselves a more comfortable and long term solution for tooth replacement. If you think dental implants may be a solution for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation!