Dental Implants

Dental Implants Colorado Springs

Dental Implants at The Studio for Exceptional Dentistry

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A missing tooth or teeth can affect daily life in some very profound ways. Not only are some foods more difficult to eat, but even speaking can become harder than it should be. Spaces in your tooth structure can cause slurring or prevent the pronunciation of certain sounds.

Bridges and traditional dentures have effectively resolved some of these issues in the past, but they aren’t the right choice for everyone. That’s why we’re excited to offer the option of dental implant surgery!

What Are Dental Implants?

Implants are an amazing way to replace missing teeth by means of a titanium post placed into the jawbone by dental specialists. These rods then act as artificial tooth roots, which hold your new dental crown in place and help keep the jawbone healthy.

Here’s how the implant process works::

  1. We’ll Check the Jawbone | Because the dental implant is placed right into the bone, it is necessary to have enough bone strength and thickness to hold the implant. We can view this through CT scans.

You are not automatically disqualified if the bone is not sufficient. Ask us about a bone graft treatment plan, or the option of mini dental implants.

  1. The Implant Is Placed | A rod, usually made of medical titanium, is placed into the jaw where the root of your tooth used to be. This surgery uses local anesthesia, and does require a little recovery time.
  2. Osseointegration | While you heal from the implant placement, your jawbone goes through a process called osseointegration. This means that the bone and the implant post fuse together in much the same way as a pin in a broken bone. Osseointegration makes both the bone and the post stronger than they would be on their own.
  3. The Dental Restoration | Once the implant post is ready for the replacement teeth, a custom-crafted dental crown, bridge, or denture set will be attached. This completes your implant journey, allowing you to once again bite, chew, and speak clearly.

How Can a Dental Implant Help Me?

Dental implants are a form of dental reconstruction that has been proven over many decades. There are enormous benefits to this full-tooth replacement, including:

  • Prevention of further bone loss. Because implants restore the entire tooth, rather than just the crown, your jawbone is constantly stimulated and kept healthy.
  • Long-term results. Implants are sturdy, and they can potentially last for the rest of your life.
  • Worth the cost. The average cost of dental implants pays for itself over time. Implants are an investment in your future. They heal your smile, and do it permanently, making any costs more than worthwhile.
  • Ease of maintenance. Implants function exactly like natural teeth, which means they can be cleaned and maintained using the same hygiene practices that you’re already familiar with.
  • They look great! The crowns, dentures, or bridges attached to implant posts are custom-crafted to not only function like a natural tooth but to look and feel like one too.

Care For Your Implants: Tooth Loss and Gum Disease

Did you know that more tooth loss is caused by periodontal disease than anything else? It’s true. That’s why consistent and thorough dental care is so important.

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, happens when the natural bacteria that builds up in the mouth inflame the gum tissue. It starts small, with a little bit of tenderness or redness. If left untreated, however, the gums will gradually become so irritated that they begin to recede. Eventually, the entire tooth will come loose and fall out.

The goal of any general dentist is not just to heal your teeth and gums, but to keep them healthy. Regular professional cleanings and checkups get rid of all the buildup that causes this damage to your gum tissue. 

If you have lost teeth before, then it’s especially important to maintain strict oral hygiene. With proper care at home, you can help prevent any further tooth loss, and keep your new implants safe.

Where Can I Find Teeth Implants Near Me?

The Studio for Exceptional Dentistry is a great choice! Allow us to become your Colorado Springs implant dentist, and we’ll help you find the treatments that are right for you. 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Our implantologist is glad to discuss all of your implant options.

Dental implants in one office

Dr. Hall is one of relatively few dentists to offer patients the convenience and precision of in-office CEREC technology. Many implant dentists work with an outside laboratory to create their patients’ restorations. This means that typically every step of the dental implant procedure is completed by Dr. Hall. It is rare that Dr. Hall has to refer a patient to an outside office. He can complete most implants at The Studio for Exceptional Dentistry in Colorado Springs with the use of modern dental technology.

The dental implant process

The dental implants process takes some time, but for the right patient, the results are worth the wait. After the placement of the implant post, your jaw bone will grow around the implant in a process known as osseointegration. This can take a few months, but it is vital to the strength and longevity of the dental implant.

As osseointegration occurs, you will wear a temporary dental crown to protect the implant and provide some functionality. When Dr. Hall has confirmed that the implant is fixed in place, your dental-grade porcelain crown will be created using our in-house CEREC technology. Dr. Hall will then attach the dental crown to the implant post, ensuring a proper fit and color tone to match your smile.

With a good dental hygiene routine that includes daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental check-ups, your dental implants can help you maintain proper bite function and a beautiful smile for years to come.

Dental implants Colorado Springs

For more information about dental implants, or to arrange your free implant consultation with Dr. Hall, please contact The Studio for Exceptional Dentistry online or call us at (719) 481-8250. Dr. Hall welcomes patients from the greater Colorado Springs area.

FAQs

Once you have had a dental implant placed, you need to take care of it just as you would your natural teeth. This means committing to a good dental hygiene routine that includes daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental check-ups. With the proper care, your dental implant can last for a lifetime and help you maintain your proper bite function, as well as a beautiful smile for many years.

In order to undergo a dental implant procedure, you should ideally have healthy gums as well as a sufficient amount of jawbone in which the implant can be placed. Before Dr. Hall begins the process, he will use a special 3-D imaging system to create a comprehensive image of your mouth, including detailed images of your teeth and jaw. This will allow him to thoroughly assess whether dental implants are the best treatment for your particular case. If you go ahead with the implant procedure, we highly recommend that you do not smoke, as this can cause issues with the osseointegration process.

There are a number of benefits to choosing a dental implant. Because they are fused with the jawbone, they function just like natural teeth so your ability to eat and speak will be effectively restored. Replacing a missing tooth with an implant can also help to prevent other oral health problems, as the gaps left by missing teeth can contribute to bone loss as well as gum disease and decay. Dental implants are also a very convenient option, as they look and feel just like natural teeth, plus they are designed to match your surrounding teeth for a natural-looking smile.

Besides the aesthetic advantages of replacing a missing tooth, there are also a number of health benefits. Without treatment, a missing tooth can actually lead to come severe oral health problems. A gap left by a missing tooth can affect one’s ability to chew and speak properly, while gaps can also provide space for bacteria to accumulate. Missing teeth can also allow the remaining teeth to shift and can contribute to a loss of bone in the jaw. Replacing a missing tooth can help you avoid all of these issues.

We will create your dental implant at our practice. In fact, Dr. Hall is one of a few dentists who are able to offer an in-office service. He makes use of in-house CEREC technology to fabricate an implant that is completely customized to fit you in terms of shape, size, and color. While many implant dentists work with an outside laboratory to create restorations, Dr. Hall generally performs every step of the process at his office, making your treatment even more convenient.

Once Dr. Hall has determined that the treatment is right for you, he will surgically place your implant post into your jawbone. Over time, the jawbone will grow around the implant in a process known as osseointegration. When the post has fused with the bone and Dr. Hall has confirmed that the implant is properly secured in place, he will create a dental-grade porcelain crown with the use of our in-house CEREC technology. The crown will be attached to the implant post, and Dr. Hall will ensure a proper fit and color tone to match your surrounding teeth.

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