Dental Implant Restoration in Colorado Springs, CO
The dental office of Rhonda K. Bowen restores dental implant with finely crafted prosthetics to meet your specific needs. Our state-of-the-art dental office is well-equipped, and Dr. Bowen is meticulous in her approach to preparing your new smile.
At one time, the only method of replacing lost teeth was with traditional bridges or dentures. While these provide aesthetic and functional improvements, they do nothing to stimulate the underlying bone. When dental implants are used to support your restoration, they provide stability for your bite while reducing the tooth shifting and bone loss that accompanies missing roots.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are composed of three parts: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The post and abutment are made from biocompatible titanium. A specialist places the post directly into the jaw to replace the root to provide a strong anchor for the appropriate restoration.
The process involves several weeks of healing to allow the post to fuse with the jawbone, after which time the abutment is attached to secure your prosthetic to the post.
Replacing Your Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Whether you need to replace a single tooth or all of your teeth, we have a restorative solution for you. The following prosthetics can be supported by implants:
- Crowns are used to replace individual teeth and require one implant
- Bridges can replace up to three teeth and require two implants
- Dentures can replace many or all missing teeth and require at least four posts per arch for permanent or hybrid dentures.
- Overdentures are also supported by implants but are removable and require at least two implants.
Why Choose Dental Implants to Restore Your Smile?
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants is the most comprehensive and healthy solution available. Because they replace both the visible, functional tooth and its root, your chances of experiencing the expedited bone loss that leads to an aged facial appearance are greatly reduced. This is because the implant posts stimulate bone growth and reduce resorption (bone loss).
Unlike a fixed bridge, when treating a single missing tooth with an implant, there is no need to alter healthy teeth to secure the replacement tooth.
Teeth replaced with dental implants as opposed to adhesive-based dentures provide greater function, allowing the patient to eat their favorite foods and speak freely without the fear of their dentures slipping.
If you are ready for a completely renewed smile from root to tip with dental implants,
call the Colorado Springs office of Dr. Bowen today.