What You Should Know About Dental Implants

If you're thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have lots of questions for your dentist. Your dental team at Sedona Dental can answer all your questions and install your dental implants in Westminster, CO.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants replace your missing teeth from root to crown. Your dentist implants the titanium metal root into your jaw bone which secures your dental implant for full function.

What Are the Parts of Dental Implants?

Dental implants typically have three parts:

  • Root
  • Abutment
  • Crown

The root of your dental implant is usually made of titanium which is inert, therefore reducing the chances of rejection.

Your dentist installs the metal root of your dental implants into your jaw bone which secures your new tooth in place.

A small part of your dental implant's root that projects above your gum are the abutment. Your dental implant's crown screws onto the abutment.

The crown of your dental implant replaces your natural tooth crown above your gum line.

Your dental team at Sedona Dental custom makes these porcelain or ceramic crowns to match your natural teeth.

The Installation Process Can Take Months

Getting your dental implants would take a while because your jaw bone needs to heal around your new installed root.

This healing period can last up to six months during which you'll wear temporary caps. These temporary caps protect your new dental implant from damage.

Dental Implants Are Not for Everyone 

Dental implants might seem like the perfect tooth replacement option but they're not for everyone.

If you're getting dental implants in Westminster, CO, you'll need to see your dentist at Sedona Dental to assess your jaw.

Your jaw bone needs to have enough density to bear your dental implants. Significant bone loss could affect your chances of successful dental implant installation.

You Need to Care for Your Dental Implants 

You need to commit to caring for your dental implants like you would your natural teeth. Therefore, you need to brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss regularly. This should help you maintain optimal oral health.

Getting dental implants can restore your confident smile. Call (303) 452-3982 to schedule your appointment with your dentist at Sedona Dental for your dental implants in Westminster, CO.

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