A dental implant replaces an entire tooth, from root to crown. Your dentist surgically places dental implants into the jawbone to ensure their permanence and stability. The dental implant becomes a part of the patient’s oral anatomy and restores their mouth’s natural function and appearance.
Three types of dental implants are:
- Endosteal Implants – Endosteal implants are the most common type and fuse onto the jawbone. This type of dental implant is an alternative to dental bridges and dentures.
- Subperiosteal Implants – Subperiosteal implants are fastened below the gum tissue and over the jawbone. This option may be ideal for someone with low jawbone density that can’t hold an endosteal implant.
- Mini Dental Implants – Mini dental implants are another option if you don’t want or cannot have a conventional restorative procedure. Mini dental implants are between 1.5–3 inches (half the size of traditional implants) and consist of a ball, socket, and rubber ring.
Dental Implants in Centennial, CO
Do you have missing teeth and desire a long-term solution? Don’t let missing teeth impact your smile. Dental implants may be your solution, and our dental team would be pleased to speak with you about your options.
Please call us today to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Centennial, CO.