Dental implants in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are strong, successful, and beautiful dental restorations that can replace your missing teeth for many years to come. In fact, they are almost considered as a permanent tooth-replacement option.
The process of placing a dental implant may take some time, but it is worth it. The steps involved in placing the restoration include:
Step 1: In order to place a dental implant, you will need a strong and healthy jawbone. So, to make sure your jawbone is up to par, your dentist will thoroughly examine your oral cavity by taking a series of X-rays.
Step 2: The treatment will begin with an oral surgeon. The surgeon will place a small titanium post into the bone socket of your missing tooth. The bone will then need to heal around the post to keep it in place. This may take six to twelve weeks.
Step 3: Once your bone has healed, your dentist will place a small abutment on the post. This abutment will hold the replacement tooth in place. Then, your dentist will create a dental crown that will be perfect for your smile. When the crown is made, he will place it over the abutment.
Are you interested in improving your smile and oral health with a dental implant? If so, call Pollary Family Dentistry today at 719-591-0750 and schedule an appointment with your dentist. Dr. Kenneth Pollary will be happy to meet with you and determine if this is the best option for you!