Dental Implants

Many people dream of having the perfect smile with straight and even teeth. While having your dream smile is achievable, it usually requires a certain extent of dental work especially if you have damaged a tooth. One excellent way to repair a chipped, cracked, abscessed, or missing tooth is with a dental implant, which is one of the specialties of Dr. Bronecki at Castle Rock Dental.

What Is A Dental Implant

A dental implant is a replacement manufactured tooth which can replace one of your missing or damaged teeth. The implant has three parts which are the titanium post, abutment, and crown.

The titanium post is hypoallergenic and will bond with the bone of the jaw after implantation. Topping the implant post are the abutment to cap the end with the crown placed on top of the whole structure. After the implant heals, the dental implant will be as strong and secure as any of your natural teeth.

How Dental Implants Can Be Used

Dental implants are highly versatile and can be used in many ways to assist you in reaching your perfect smile.

Individual Teeth Replacement

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One of the more common uses for dental implants is when you replace an individual tooth. If you choose to have a dental implant placed, our dentists will ensure that the new tooth will match the rest of your teeth, from the size, shape, height and even the color. A dental implant can be made to replace any of your teeth, no matter the position in your mouth.

Implanted Dental Bridge

An implanted dental bridge is a superior option to a traditional dental bridge. Instead of having the neighboring teeth ground down to place a traditional bridge, implants will be placed so the bridge can be secured. None of the neighboring teeth will be traumatized and the bridge will be much more secure thanks to the implanted posts.

Implant Dentures

Traditional dentures are secured to the jaw with adhesive creams. However, these adhesives are not always very good at keeping dentures in place, especially when you are chewing or speaking. Instead, with a few implanted titanium posts, your dentures can be firmly fixed to your jaw and you can speak and eat with confidence. If interested in dentures, be sure to check out more on our dentures services.

Potential Pros And Cons Of Dental Implants

There are potential pros and cons to choosing to have dental implants. Some of the pros and cons will vary depending on personal preference and your individual circumstances.

Dental Implant Pros

  • Dental implants can last between 10-15 years, possibly longer with excellent dental hygiene. This makes dental implants among the longest lasting teeth replacements currently available.
  • Thanks to its construction, dental implants are incredibly secure. You can treat dental implants just like your natural teeth as they will remain strong and secure.
  • The titanium post will support your jaw bone so you don’t experience any bone density loss in your jaw.
  • Your other teeth will not experience any trauma when you receive a dental implant as the implant does not require neighboring teeth to be ground down to secure a new tooth.

Dental Implant Cons

  • It can be a lengthy process to receive a dental implant, from the initial consultation to the crowning of the healed implant.
  • You may need bone grafting for your jaw if the bone density is low before an implant can be placed in your jaw. This can add to the overall cost of your implant.
  • Even with dental insurance covering some of the cost, depending on what you need, a dental implant can cost you between $1,000-$6,000.

Steps To Receive A Dental Implant

To start the process to receive a dental implant, you will need to set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Bronecki. He will perform a complete examination involving x-rays to determine if implants are right for you. Once your specific needs are assessed, you will discuss your options and decide the best treatment for you. The following steps are for a standard dental implant procedure and will then take place if implants are determined to be the best option.

Step 1 – A dental implant will be placed into your jawbone. This essentially replaces the root of the tooth and provides structural support. This step would be taken after any grafting or other work was done to improve bone strength to allow for the implant.

Step 2 – Dr. Bronecki will make models for your mouth. The models are sent to a laboratory to create your replacement tooth/teeth. This allows for greater customization to make sure your implant looks and feels natural.

Step 3 – Dr. Bronecki will then attach your replacement tooth/teeth. The result is the look and feel of natural teeth. You are now on your way to an improved lifestyle.

Step 4 – You will return for examinations to make sure the implant is remaining secure and no complications have arisen. Complications in this procedure are rare.

Contact us today to start the process to receive your own dental implant and achieve your dream of having a perfect smile.