At Altura Periodontics of Denver, we see every day how dental implants can transform our patients’ mouths — and their lives. As a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants are some of the most innovative solutions in dentistry today
When a tooth is missing, a replacement should be put into the open space in order to maintain proper dental alignment and health. At our Denver Dental Implant Center, we offer single tooth replacement services for patients to restore your natural smile.
Dental implants are a standalone tooth replacement option and do not utilize existing teeth. An implanted-supported crown is far superior to a traditional tooth-supported dental bridge:
Preserve adjacent healthy teeth and jawbone
Dental implants look, feel and function like your natural tooth
Dental implants are designed to remain aesthetically pleasing for a lifetime
Cleaning is easier and more hygienic
Implants do not decay so you will never need a root canal
Since the bone support was adequate in both height and width, only minimal access was needed in the gum to access the bone. Patients essentially experience no discomfort when minimal access is required in implant placement. In this example, a healing cap was placed to keep the gum from covering over the implant. This approach negates the necessity of a second surgical procedure to expose the implant.
Single missing tooth to be replaced with implant supported crown
Small punch is made in gum, revealing adequate bone width for implant
Drill at crest of bone, preparing to drill a hole that will receive the implant
Hole prepared in bone. Notice markings on a drill to determine the depth of the hole.
Implant with carrier resting on plastic handle and ready for insertion
Implant/carrier being placed into the prepared hole
Implant and carrier in place
Carrier removed, and implant seated flush with crest of bone
Healing cap screwed into implant, to keep gum from closing over implant during healing
Side view of healing cap
We specialize in this advanced and effective procedure placing implants
that are made to look and act like your natural teeth and offer a
worry-free solution with long-lasting results to patients.