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 materials, including acrylic, but porcelain is the most common material used when it comes to molding a natural-looking artificial tooth, bridge of teeth, or teeth on a denture.
In some instances, bone grafting or gum preparation may be necessary.
The materials used to create dental implants have been tested again and again, and they are deemed safe for the human body.
Will the Materials Last?
Dental implants can last for up to 25 years provided you take care of them.
With dental implants, it’s still important to visit your dentist regularly for oral assessments, and so your dentist can check the materials used to make your implants for any issues or potential issues.
Dental implants are one of the most popular choices for patients at Springs Family Dental.
Our patients want long-lasting replacement teeth, a brilliant smile, and not a lot of hassle. In other words, no slippage or the gunky dental adhesives associated with dentures.
If you’re considering dental implants, contact our Colorado Springs, CO dental office today. A comprehensive oral health assessment in our office will reveal whether you’re a good candidate for implants!