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How Do Dental
Implants Work?

Dental Implants And How They Work

how do dental implants work - Grand Junction CO

It is estimated that 5 million dental implants are implanted per year. This restorative dental treatment is one of the most successful ways to replace missing teeth! As your favorite dentist in Grand Junction, CO, we’re explaining exactly how dental implants work. Read the article below to get some answers to your dental implant questions. 

Dental Implant Process

Dental implants operate by removing the root and crown of the missing tooth. This main feature distinguishes them from alternatives such as dental bridges and conventional dentures. Many patients achieve excellent results with dental implants, giving them a full-functioning, confident smile. 

The root part of the implant is a surgical-grade titanium post that is mounted in your jaw where the root of your tooth was once. After this initial procedure, the post is given several months to integrate, or fuse, your jawbone. This makes it very strong and helps it to work much like the roots of natural teeth.

Next, the implant is restored with either a single dental crown, bridge, or denture, depending on how many teeth you are missing. Dr. Josh Eastham will perfectly match your new tooth to your existing teeth, giving you a cohesive smile. Our friend, Dr. Dave Moghadam, a dentist in Easton, PA, adds that dental implants are unrecognizable to others, meaning no one will know the difference between your real and fake teeth. 

Can You Get Dental Implants on Your Front Teeth?

Of course! Dental implants are also a better option to replace missing front teeth, says Dr. Josh. Compared to a dental bridge that allows the neighboring teeth to be ground for dental crowns, implants don’t impact the other teeth at all. They also have much more chewing strength and stability than a partial denture and have the added advantage of protecting the jawbone. Not to mention that dental implants can last much longer than other restorative dentistry options. With good love and care, dental implants can last up to 30 years. 

“Dr. Josh is great! The first time I came to the office, everyone was so nice and didn’t make me feel uncomfortable. Dr. Josh is very knowledgeable and shares what he would do if it was his mouth he was working on! I definitely trust him to do my dental treatment!” – Callie T.

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

Unfortunately, dental implants aren’t for everyone. You must meet a certain criteria before getting dental implants. Visit our dental office in Grand Junction, CO, for a dental implant consultation! Generally speaking, a good candidate for dental implants must have healthy jawbone density since the dental implant is anchored into the jawbone. Contact High Desert Dental today to schedule a consultation!