Dental Implants in Sterling, CO

 
 
Depending on your situation, a dental implant may be needed for your teeth. Sterling Smiles Dental can examine and determine the best option for you. An implant is one option to replace a missing tooth. In this procedure, a small titanium shaft is surgically implanted into the bone and allowed to set. The bone grows around it forming a tight connection, which additionally slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing.Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, the replacement tooth is attached to the top of the shaft. This permanent solution has the advantage over bridge work in that it does not stress the surrounding teeth for support, and, should the tooth wear out, another can simply be replaced.
 
Human teeth or dentures - dental service in Sterling, CO
 
Implants can also be used as support for a bridge. This is an alternative to partial dentures and has several advantages. First, there is no adjustment period to acclimate the patient. Once the work is complete, the patient does not feel metal supports intruding into the mouth. Second, this slows the bone loss occasioned by missing teeth. Third, there is no discomfort or difficulty in eating. And, best of all, they don't have to be taken out all the time.