A dental implant consists of an artificial “root” that is implanted into a patient’s jawbone. After the implant fuses to the bone, an artificial tooth is attached. A dental implant is as close to getting a new natural tooth as current dental technology will allow. They are extremely durable and, in many cases, will last a patient for a lifetime. That’s why more and more people are choosing to replace missing teeth with dental implants, and this is one of many services that Dr. Unser is pleased to provide for his patients from throughout the Lakewood, CO, area.
Why You Should Choose 20th Avenue Dentistry for Dental Implants
If you are missing teeth – even just a single tooth – it’s very important to replace those teeth. If you don’t, your existing natural teeth will shift in place to fill in the gap left behind by the missing teeth. Once that happens, it can throw your bite out of alignment, making it difficult to chew some foods. Over time, this can cause problems with your jaw and even change the shape of your face.
Dr. Unser brings over 30 years of experience to his Lakewood, CO, practice. Over that period of time, he has provided the highest quality of services possible to his patients. Many times, that has included dental implants. Dr. Unser works with skilled oral surgeons, who actually implant the artificial “root” into the patient’s jawbone. Once that is completed and healed, Dr. Unser will place the artificial tooth permanently into the implant.
The Procedure Involved with Dental Implants
Although the procedure involved with getting a dental implant is lengthy – usually several months – the end result is often worth the effort for the patient. The first step involves an oral surgeon implanting an artificial root into the jawbone of the patient. After the implant fuses to the bone – typically several months later – Dr. Unser will permanently attach the artificial tooth to the implant. The patient will have, essentially, a brand new tooth that requires no special care and should last for many, many years to come.
Contact Our Lakewood, CO, Office Today
To find out more information about dental implants, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Unser, contact our office today. We would be happy to schedule an appointment and welcome you to our patient family!