Do you have a single missing tooth? Are missing teeth making it difficult to eat and speak? Restore missing teeth with a dental implant. If even a single missing tooth is left untreated, the remaining teeth can shift to fill in the gap left by the lost tooth. As the teeth shift, they can overcrowd and make it difficult to clean the teeth and gums properly. Patients with missing teeth also have an unbalanced bite, making it uncomfortable to bite and chew. Dr. Rachel Barone works with a local oral surgeon to place dental implants in Boulder, CO. Dental implants are made of a titanium screw, abutment, and dental crown. This dental restoration renews the function and appearance of lost teeth.
Dental Implants in Boulder, CO
At Gunbarrel Dental Center, Dr. Barone works with local specialists to place implants and restore the smile.
Restoring Single Missing Teeth
Implants substitute the root structure of a missing tooth. To restore a single tooth with a dental implant, an oral surgeon will place the implant in the prepared bone and place a healing cap. During an osseointegration healing period, the implant fuses with the jaw bone. This process ensures that the implant offers a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
We will monitor the healing process until the implant is ready for the final crown. When the implant is fully healed, we will replace the healing cap with an abutment, a piece that serves as the base for the dental crown.
Restoring Multiple Missing Teeth
We recommend dental bridges and dentures for patients missing one or more teeth. Dental bridges use teeth on either side of a missing tooth gap to restore a missing tooth. They may be fixed or removable. A single dental implant is also an option for patients considering dental bridges. Dentures restore rows or full arches of missing teeth. A denture may be partial or complete and secured with dental implants.
Dental Implant FAQs
Learn more about implants with answers to these popular questions:
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Improve the aesthetics of the smile
- Stabilize surrounding teeth and gums
- Look and feel natural
- Last for many years
How do you care for dental implants?
To care for your implant or implant restoration, continue to brush at and below the gum line. Use floss or an interdental brush to clean between teeth. We will also recommend a non-abrasive toothpaste. Brushing and flossing between implants can prevent plaque buildup. Plaque can irritate and inflame the gum tissue surrounding the implant and lead to problems like gum disease.
Can dental implants fail?
Dental implants can fail if patients use tobacco products or develop problems like tooth decay and gum disease. During the implant healing process, the implant fuses with the jaw bone. Nicotine in tobacco restricts blood flow and can cause implant failure. Decay and gum disease affects the health of the teeth and gums surrounding dental implants and can loosen the implant posts.
Restore Your Lost Tooth Today
Call Gunbarrel Dental for implant treatment today at 720-881-0614. You may also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Barone online.