Dental Implants in Fort Collins
If you're ready to put an end to the discomfort and embarrassment of broken or missing teeth, Fort Collins dental implants may be the ideal solution for you. At Murphy Dental, our talented experts are ready to answer your questions regarding this popular cosmetic procedure, and get you back on the road to better oral health. Implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. They provide excellent support and stability for these appliances.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist. The teeth attached to the artificial roots are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient's smile!
Implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other types, the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular office visits will aid in the life of your new implant.
If you've been considering making the comfort and convenience of Fort Collins dental implants a part of your life, it's time to take a step forward, and call the talented professionals at Murphy Dental. Our commitment to excellence and high standards of compassionate, personalized care make us the perfect solution for patients of all ages. Call us today to schedule your consultation, and take back your life and your smile in no time!