What is a dental implant?

Many people today are missing teeth. The number one way to replace a missing tooth is a dental implant. Always first consider an implant over a bridge for a missing tooth.

Hello and welcome to incredible smiles.com. My name is Dr. Lori Kemmet, founder and owner of Incredible Smiles. Today many people are missing their teeth. There are many reasons why you might be missing a tooth. Sometimes a tooth is missing from an accident. Maybe as a child you hit the bottom of the swimming pool? Other things can happen like gum disease where we can loose teeth.

If for some reason you’re missing a tooth the number one way to replace the missing tooth is a dental implant. Why is that? A dental implant is a stand alone tooth so it doesn’t have to rely on teeth on either side to support the artificial tooth. This is a huge bonus because when you stress the teeth on either side you can end up losing those teeth in the future.

So any time we see a missing tooth in someone’s mouth we always first consider an implant. An implant is made of titanium and there is a little piece that communicates between the implant and the crown and that is called an abutment. So when you’re looking at an implant procedure you are really looking at three pieces the implant, the abutment and the crown that goes over the top. We’d love to tell you more about implants. To find out more about implants in general visit my website at incredible smiles.com or call us for a complement consultation at 303-499-0013.

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