Dental Implants in Pueblo
Permanent Solutions for Missing Teeth
Dental implants are artificial roots that are used to provide a stable restoration for one or more missing teeth. Compared with removable restorations, dental implants provide greater stability for replacement teeth that feel and function like your own teeth. In addition, implants help prevent the bone loss that is common with missing teeth. At Pueblo Dental, we offer dental implants in Pueblo at affordable rates.
Stable Replacement Teeth
When teeth are missing, you may find it difficult to eat and speak normally and avoid smiling, laughing, or talking. Your gum tissue and jawbone may begin to recede when teeth are missing, which can give the face a sunken look. This can all be prevented with dental implants, since the implants stimulate your jawbone like your own natural tooth roots.
Implants can be used to replace teeth lost due to:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Root canal failure
- Excessive wear
Prior to placing your dental implants, any existing oral health issues will need to be addressed. For example, if there is gum disease or tooth decay present, we will treat that first. This will make the dental implants more effective for providing a sturdy, natural feeling replacement for your missing tooth or teeth.
The Implant Procedure
Dental implants are made from titanium to provide a strong artificial root for crowns or replacement teeth. The process begins by drilling a small hole in the jaw where the implant will be placed. The implant is then placed in the jaw and the area is allowed to heal. During the healing process, the implant will fuse to the jawbone.
After the implant has had time to heal and fuse to the jaw, you will return to the office to have a crown fitted and placed on the implant. With proper care, you can expect your new dental implants to last for many years. If you smoke, you will be advised to quit to help reduce the change of implant failure.
How Do I Care For Dental Implants?
You should continue to practice good oral hygiene at home and come in for regular exams to keep your implant in good shape and the rest of your teeth and gums healthy. It is important that you regularly care for your implants by following these practices:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a toothbrush that has soft bristles
- Floss daily
- Use a small interdental brush to care for hard-to-reach areas of your mouth
- Use a dentist-recommended toothpaste
- Avoid chewing foods that could potentially damage your implants, such as hard candies or chips
- Talk to your dentist if you are regularly grinding your teeth
Learn if You Are a Candidate for Dental Implants in Pueblo
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants is to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Our dentist can examine your teeth and gums and evaluate bone density to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. The examination allows us to see if you have sufficient bone density for placement of the implants.
During your consultation, we will explain the process, so you know what to expect and tell you the estimated cost of your implants. We offer top notch implant dentistry at the most affordable rates in our local area. Financing options are available with custom payment plans to fit your budget and make dental implants affordable for our patients.
Call our office today at (719) 722-3584 to schedule an appointment for a consultation or to learn more about our dental implants in Pueblo.
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