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Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

young attractive girl at sunsetOver the years as dental technology advances, so do the methods of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants have completely changed the process of restoring the smile after tooth loss has occurred, and provide patients with a solution that is permanent, fixed, and long-lasting. Dr. Nancy Gill and her team at Golden Dental Solutions in Golden, CO evaluate patients regularly who have experienced tooth loss and are considering implants as a restorative measure.

What are dental implants?

The dental implant is one of several ways to replace one, several, or all the teeth in the dental arch. Dental implants are made of titanium metal which is biocompatible with the body. These small posts are surgically placed into the bone of the jaw to act as a tooth root replacement, and hold a crown, bridge, or denture over the top abutment piece. The implant looks, functions, and feels like a natural tooth when the process is complete, allowing patients to go about each day without having to worry about replacing dentures or other removable appliances.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Not everyone can have dental implants placed. During a consultation appointment with the team at DeStefano Dentistry, patients will be evaluated to determine if they have sufficient bone of the jaw to support the implant. Bone is needed to allow the process of bone growth called osseointegration to occur and fuse the implant to the bone. Then, the implant derives its strength and stability from the jaw, just as the remaining teeth do. To determine if a patient is a good fit, Dr. Nancy Gill will need to complete a series of x-rays to check the health of the jaw bone and decide if implants can be inserted successfully.

Are you looking to have dental implants placed?

Restoring your smile with dental implants is a smart choice for many of our patients in the Golden, CO area. Dr. Nancy Gill and her team work closely with patients to determine if they are viable candidates for implants or other tooth replacement options available. Call (303) 277-9600 to request an appointment at our practice, conveniently located at 1218 Arapahoe Street.

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