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Partial Dental Implants in Denver

Our team provides dental implant procedures to replace one missing tooth with a single tooth implant in each one of our four Colorado locations. Replacing a missing tooth with a partial dental implant is in most cases a lifetime solution.

WHY REPLACE A MISSING TOOTH

Once a patient faces losing a front tooth, the immediate answer is to replace it, especially if it is a front tooth. But what happens, when you lose a tooth that is not visible when you smile? The tendency is generally to ignore it.

However, any missing tooth can have a negative impact on your quality of life, as well as dental and oral health. When we chew, a healthy tooth strengthens the quality of the bone; similar to how exercise protects us against muscle loss. When a tooth is missing, healthy teeth tend to shift position towards the gap due to bone loss, affecting how our upper and lower teeth meet.

This may affect how we place pressure on the teeth when chewing, and have an impact on surrounding muscles and joints, resulting in pain and various other symptoms such as headaches or migraines. Hence, each tooth plays an important role in ensuring that teeth in front of and behind it stay in alignment, and maintaining the health of the jaw bone.

Benefits of a Dental Implant and Porcelain Crown

When a single tooth is missing or both the root and the tooth are damaged, a tooth implant capped by a porcelain crown is the best permanent replacement available. Because of the strength of the dental implant and the beauty of the porcelain crown, this solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

In this case, a so-called one-piece dental implant is used. This means that all components are installed as a single unit, resulting in immediately full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time, and minimized pain.

With a one-piece tooth implant, you receive:

  • Immediately functioning teeth
  • An excellent aesthetic result
  • A life-long, stable solution

This dental implant procedure normally includes four visits. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the dental implant installed.

Our Dental Implants Centers
Mile High has dental implant centers across the greater Denver area and in Colorado Springs. If you are in need of a single tooth implant, find your nearest location and schedule a free consultation today.

Single Tooth Implant Procedure

Each patient is unique and will receive a course of treatment designed specifically for their situation. What we describe here is one of several options available and can be generally explained. Through an initial complimentary consultation with a dental implant dentist, we can better determine and explain the implant procedure that is specific to you.

1

Before the Procedure

One of our prosthodontists will examine your mouth and will take one or more x-rays of the area. This will help him determine the optimal placement of the single tooth implant and prepare for the procedure.

2

Implant Installation

A temporary tooth is provided that allows you to eat and function normally almost immediately. Your implant will need a few months to heal and integrate with the jawbone before the permanent porcelain crown can be attached.

3

Crown Attachment

The final step in the single tooth implant procedure is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth onto the tooth implant. The new tooth is installed for life. No additional treatment is needed.

4

Aftercare

Once your permanent crown is placed on the dental implant, you should expect the new tooth to fit, look and function just like a natural tooth. Your regular dental hygiene routine should be sufficient to keep the tooth and gum around it clean.

“I always felt, at every point, that Dr. Cabel and Dr. Woodbeck were more concerned about my personal health and making sure this was the right option for me.”  

Alternatives to a Dental Crown Tooth Implant

Tooth-supported fixed dental bridge

A traditional dental bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution that looks good, functions well, and is fairly easy to install. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: the jaw bone will continue to shrink in the area without the tooth and the two healthy teeth on either side of the dental bridge must be sacrificed to act as supports for the bridge. Using a tooth implant avoids these two disadvantages.

Removable partial denture

Having a removable partial denture is not a permanent alternative to a missing tooth. A removable partial denture is made of plastic which can’t create the same aesthetic result as a ceramic crown. It is unstable and loosely attached, which affects both function and comfort. The jaw bone will still recede where the tooth is missing as nothing is stimulating its growth. The only benefits are the adjacent teeth aren’t affected, it is easily and quickly installed and it is relatively inexpensive.

Resin-bonded dental bridge

A resin-bonded dental bridge is an alternative to a tooth implant and has some clear advantages. First, it is quickly installed, functions well, and since it is made of ceramic, it gives a high aesthetic result. Additionally, natural healthy teeth aren’t affected. The primary downside is that it is not a permanent solution for missing teeth. The resin-bonded bridge will eventually come off – probably after just a couple of years – and will then have to be reinstalled. This can end up costing more long-term.

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