Prepare for dental implants with bone grafting services
Dental implants have grown in popularity over time as patients learn about their many benefits. These restorations are used in many situations where patients are missing one or more teeth. The restoration is the “gold standard” in tooth replacement and allows an individual to restore their smile after tooth loss in a way that functions and looks like a natural smile. In addition, patients considering dental implants may also need to undergo bone grafting to prepare the jawbone for the implant placement. Both services are provided with Dr. Sean Kennelly of Centennial, Colorado’s Argyle Family Dental practice.
What is a dental implant?
The best way to think of how dental implants work is to consider them as artificial tooth roots. They replace missing teeth by insertion into the jawbone, just like a natural tooth root is positioned. The top portion of the implant that sits above the gum line is called the abutment and is where the dentist will attach a restoration to replace one, several, or all the teeth in the smile. Some patients will choose mini dental implants, which don’t require as much bone to place and allow for restoration during the same appointment. Traditional dental implants require time for healing and the process of bone growth around it to hold it in place and provide a sturdy foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture.
What about bone grafting?
Patients need to have enough natural jawbone to ensure their dental implant procedure is successful. Without enough bone, the patient will need to receive bone grafting to help rebuild the jawbone and prepare it for the placement of an implant. Bone grafting takes time but can be beneficial for patients serious about obtaining dental implants with our team.
Call Dr. Sean Kennelly of Argyle Family Dental today to learn more about affordable dental implants
Centennial, CO area patients, considering their options for replacing one or more missing teeth, can connect with our team by calling (720) 573-2454 for an appointment. The office is located at 8120 South Holly Street, Suite #208, and is open to new patients and families in the community and surrounding areas.
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.