Dental Implants in Castle Rock
Losing teeth affects more than just the way you look; the health of your remaining teeth, jaw, and gums also suffer. It’s not uncommon for teeth to shift when teeth are missing, which can cause jaw pain and infection. To replace these missing teeth permanently, we recommend dental implant placement in our Castle Rock oral surgery practice.
If you are interested in finding out whether you are a candidate for dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bandrowsky at Implant and Oral Surgery of Colorado.
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The Benefits of Dental Implants
When you have lost one or more teeth, you have several restorative treatment options to consider. While dentures and bridges are common solutions to restore the look and feel of your smile, they can be uncomfortable and must be regularly maintained. Bridges require the shaping of otherwise healthy adjacent teeth to ensure the proper fit of the restoration.
Your implants are secured in the jaw, meaning they look, feel, and act just like natural teeth. You can chew and speak with ease without worrying about your teeth slipping and can brush your prosthetics just like natural teeth.
Dental implants require no shaping of your healthy teeth. Outside of grafting procedures, when indicated, implant prosthetics are self-contained and don’t require the neighboring teeth to be shaped.
What Types Of Prosthesis Are Available?
- A single prosthesis (crown) uses one implant to replace a missing tooth and to support a single crown. Each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant.
- A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants.
- A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of prosthesis is recommended.
- Multiple tooth replacements: multiple missing teeth can be replaced with multiple implants supporting fixed bridgework or with multiple implants supporting a greater number of teeth.
- Mini Dental Implants are ideal for replacing small teeth in narrow spaces in the mouth.
- The All-on-4 method uses four implants that are placed in the upper or lower jaw arch. These four implants will support a fixed prosthesis that holds 12-14 teeth.
- The All-on-6 method uses six implants that are placed in the upper or lower jaw arch. These six implants will support a fixed prosthesis that holds 12-14 teeth.
Implant Placement in Castle Rock
Every patient is different and may or may not be a candidate for dental implants. It’s important to consult with Dr. Bandrowsky to learn whether implants are right for you.
At Implant and Oral Surgery of Colorado, our experienced oral surgeon will perform an examination, take panoramic digital x-rays, a CT scan to determine the accurate placement of the implants and discuss your goals for treatment. To customize your care, Dr. Bandrowsky designs a surgical guide, when necessary, that helps him locate precisely where to place your implants.Once implants have been placed, they will begin to integrate with your natural jaw tissues, healing over a period of three to four months. This provides a stable post for your implant restorations to be affixed to.
Your next step after the posts have healed is to receive dental restorations in the form of a customized crown, which will complete your procedure. Dr. Bandrowsky works with and refers to the most highly skilled and qualified general dentists to restore your dental implants.
Find Out If Dental Implants Are Right for You!
For more information about dental implants, or to learn whether you are a candidate for implant surgery in Castle Rock, contact Implant and Oral Surgery of Colorado and schedule a consultation with Dr. Bandrowsky.