Dental implants have become a popular solution for replacing missing teeth. At Aspen Smile Dentistry, we are delighted to provide Colorado patients with the latest restorative dental services, including dental implants. Don’t wait, call us today. We’ll get started on your dental implant treatment or another of our excellent restorative dental treatments. 

 

What Are Dental Implants?

Aspen Smile Dentistry offers dental implants to replace natural teeth lost through trauma, injury, or gum disease. The implant, made from titanium, is fitted into a small socket in the jaw bone. The primary aim is to take on the role of the missing tooth root. 

Once we anchor the implant securely, it can be attached to a host of dental prosthetics to restore the smile and optimize oral function. Examples include a crown, dental bridge, or denture.

 

Reasons to Get Dental Implants

Dental implants have revolutionized treatment for patients with missing natural teeth. They represent a long-term solution, and they offer multiple benefits. The main reasons to consider dental implants include:

 

  • Stunning, natural-looking aesthetics

For many of us, the look of our smile is critical. Losing a tooth or several teeth can detract from the beauty of the smile and impact confidence. Implants are an effective means of enhancing the smile and building trust. The replacement tooth or teeth will look radiant, healthy, and natural with implants. 

 

  • Improved oral function

When you lose teeth, it can affect your ability to eat a wide range of foods and speak clearly. Dental implants act like solid and natural teeth, enabling you to enjoy a nutritious, varied diet and talk confidently. Dental implants also help keep the surrounding teeth in good shape, which can not only affect the way your entire face looks but also prevent jawbone loss.

 

  • Comfort

Dental implants integrate into the bone tissue, providing a long-term solution for tooth loss. With implants, you don’t need to worry about a denture slipping or irritating the gums. You’ll feel like you have your natural teeth again.

 

  • Durability

Dental implants are designed to stand the test of time, and they last a lot longer than bridges and dentures. 

 

  • Versatility

Implant treatment offers a solution for individuals who have lost any number of teeth because they are compatible with a range of restorations. 

 

What Does the Treatment Process Involve?

If you’re thinking about having dental implants in Aspen, it’s understandable to have questions about the treatment process. We will fit dental implants for you in two key stages:

  1. The first stage involves placing the implant. Your dentist will use precision techniques and the latest technology to pinpoint the optimum location for your new implant. They will drill a small opening in the jaw bone, and the implant will be placed and secured. The gum tissue is left to heal, and the implant integrates into the bone through a process called osseointegration.
  2. Once the implant has settled, your Aspen dentist will move on to the second stage of the process. This involves fitting an abutment, a small connector, which enables your dentist to add the restoration. The crown, bridge, or denture is then attached and secured. 

Dental implant treatment usually takes 6-12 weeks. 

 

How Can I Find Out More?

If you have any questions about dental implant treatment in Aspen, or you’re looking to schedule an appointment with a dentist in Colorado, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team at Aspen Smile Dentistry. 

Regardless of your dental situation, we can help. We offer numerous restorative dental solutions and general, family, and cosmetic dentistry services. Dr. Ian Lowell and his friendly, competent staff will provide you with the comfortable, professional, expert service to keep you smiling.