Louisville Implant Dentistry You Can Trust
If you are looking for a lasting solution with superior results compared to dentures or bridges, then you may want to consider the benefits of dental implants. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants look much more like natural teeth. They are almost as strong as the real thing—and with proper dental care and hygiene, should last you the rest of your life without being replaced. As one of the top Louisville dental implant providers, Dr Russell Hanson has successfully performed this delicate procedure over his 35 year career.
However, not every patient is a good candidate for dental implant surgery. Dr Hanson will carefully assess your situation and overall health before recommending this procedure, since it can take some time before the implants are assimilated into your bone. Fortunately, the benefits are lasting once healing is completed—which is why dental implants are fast becoming a popular choice for healthy individuals who want long term results.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts (prosthetic tooth roots) that are surgically placed into your jawbone to create a lasting base for your prosthetic teeth. Once the titanium implant is successfully installed, it should become integrated with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This is a natural healing process that describes the fusing of the implant to your jawbone, which is essential to creating the foundation for the next part of the dental implant, called the abutment. The abutment (a screw that serves as kind of “artificial pulp”) is what attaches the prosthetic tooth or crown to the implant. Once the healing process is completed, the result is a natural looking smile with almost the same chewing and eating power as the real thing. Additional benefits include the preservation of facial structure and the prevention of bone loss in your jawline, which should restore the youthfulness of your appearance.
The Dental Implant Process
Before the advances in dental surgery became a reality, dental implantation was considered one of the most complicated and painful dental procedures a patient could endure. Surgery would take months to complete, discouraging plenty of good candidates who didn’t have the time (or pain tolerance) from choosing the procedure. Fortunately, it has been significantly shortened.
At our implant dentistry practice, we create dental implants and prosthetic teeth so that the results are as natural looking as the real thing. Dr Hanson is careful to create your implants and crowns as precisely as possible, to ensure the perfect fit for your face and mouth.
If you are concerned about pain, you can choose oral sedation treatment, which is both safe and easy on your nervous system.
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?
Dental implants can be an excellent lasting solution for people with the following dental issues:
As long as your dental implants are successfully integrated into your jaw, you can expect the following benefits:
If you would like to learn more about the health and cosmetic benefits of dental implants, would like a consultation, or would like to request an appointment, please call our Louisville CO implant dentistry clinic at (303) 604-2609, so our representatives can accommodate you to the best of our ability.