[youtube id=”y4D2QofKowA”] 03/24/2014 (press release: MiklinSEO) // Denver, CO, USA // Leon Vilner
Nothing is more embarrassing than having a gap or several gaps in your smile. Missing teeth create many problems besides aesthetics. In addition to not having a full, beautiful smile, those who have missing teeth often suffer with the difficulty of chewing food and talking with lisps or slurs.
If you are interested in dental implants in Denver, Dr Leon Vilner, DDS and Dr. Inna E. Dunker, DDS are qualified professionals who offer quality implant services. Additionally, if you are looking for the best dentist in Denver to answer your questions about dental implants, you have come to the right place.
What is a Dental Implant?
One of the most common types of dental implants consists of a titanium base, which is attached to the bone in your jaw, an abutment and a crown. The abutment is used to attach the crown of the implant to the titanium. This is done either by cementing or screwing the crown onto the abutment. Additionally, the crown is the part of the implant which resembles your teeth and is typically fabricated from ceramic or porcelain.
Titanium is chosen as the base because it is one of the most biocompatible materials available, meaning your body does not reject it. This type of material is also used in other biomedical implants such as hip and knee replacements.
Who Needs Dental Implants?
People who receive dental implants tend to have lost a tooth or teeth due to injury, decay or another reason. To qualify for dental implants in Denver, you must have good oral health, including healthy gums and also enough bone in your jaw to support the implant.
How Long Does It Take to Heal?
Normally, it takes between 6-12 weeks for the implant to heal or for the titanium to bond with the bone. After this occurs, the implant becomes a permanent part of your jaw, resulting in a sturdy, durable implant. Because the implant heals within your bone, it becomes a permanent fixture within your jaw which allows you to avoid worrying about slippage or the need for adhesives. Additionally, this type of implant has a 98% success rate.
Will My Teeth Match the New Crown?
These implants are designed to look very similar to your current teeth in shape as well as color. So, clients concerned with color matching do not need to worry. Dentists will make a mold of your teeth to ensure that the crown matches in size and style as well.
What Type of Implant is Right for You?
There a few different types of implants available depending on how many teeth you have missing or would like to replace. You have the option of replacing a single tooth, several teeth or all of your teeth.
If you are replacing a single tooth, a single titanium implant along with an abutment and crown will be needed. For replacing several teeth, which are next to each other, a bridge is usually used. This consists of a crown molding of several teeth; however, fewer titanium bases are used than the number of crowns that are being replaced.
In the case that you are missing all of your teeth, you have the option of a full bridge or the option of implanting a full denture. In this case, two to six of the titanium implants are implanted within your jawbone, which is used to support the entire denture or bridge. You can expect that fewer titanium bases will be used for the lower jawline than the upper jawline.
If you have extensive gum or bone loss, then a full denture replacement can add additional support to your face, lips and cheeks, resulting in a more aesthetic physical appearance.
Who Offers Implant Services?
As the best dentist in Denver, we offer quality implant services completed by highly trained specialists. If you would like to discuss what we can do for your smile, schedule an office visit with us today by calling us at (303) 796-8767.
We are currently offering a Dental Implant Special – $2400 for a surgical implant placement, titanium abutment, and a porcelain crown – Regular Price $3300.
You may also find Accord Dental at 2121 S Oneida St #321, Denver, CO 80224.