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What Materials Make Up Dental Implants

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Dental implants are small posts that act like roots for artificial—but lifelike—teeth. These dental implants or posts are usually made of titanium or titanium alloy.

Titanium or titanium alloys are durable, lightweight, and resistant to erosion.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

When the titanium post fuses with your jawbone, after several months, the dentist attaches an abutment. This is a host for your new tooth, affixed denture, or dental bridge.

Yes, you can use a few strategically placed dental implants to host an entire bridge of teeth or an affixed denture.

The abutment may be made from titanium or another strong but lightweight material.

The artificial tooth itself can be made from a variety of different ...

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The Process of Getting a Dental Implant - What You Can Expect

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It is normal to feel a certain amount of anxiety or uncertainty when receiving a new type of dental treatment. If you are a candidate for dental implants at our Colorado Springs office, however, we want you to feel as comfortable and at ease as possible before you begin your treatment. Dr. Terveen and the rest of our caring team are available to help answer any of your questions and to explain your future procedure(s).

Although every patient’s mouth and circumstances are slightly different, there are several standard steps you can expect when getting a dental implant:

Consultation

The first step for any patient who receives a dental implant is to first have ...

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Making the Decision About Implants vs. Dentures

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If you are in the market for artificial teeth to replace one or more missing natural teeth, there are several different treatment options available to you. Thanks to continued advances in modern dental medicine, artificial teeth are now more sophisticated and reliable than ever before.

One common decision our patients often have to make is the choice between receiving dental implants or complete or partial dentures. Every situation is unique, and the best treatment choice for you may not be the best choice for someone else. At our Springs Family Dental office, Dr. Michael Terveen is prepared to help you determine the best treatment plan for your individual smile.

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