10 Things You Didn’t Know About Colorado Springs Dental Implants
This article presents 10 interesting facts about dental implants as a sophisticated
solution to single and multiple missing teeth.
We all know what dental implants are, sort of. We know that they replace missing teeth, but beyond that we
don’t seem to know much at all. Here are 10 interesting facts about Colorado Springs dental implants
that truly set them apart from all conventional teeth replacement technologies and methodologies!
1. Exceptionally Strong: Dental implants are fabricated from titanium; the same metal professional
tennis racquets and space shuttles are made of.
2. Osseointegration: Dental implants Colorado Springs undergo biological fusion with the
jawbone, whereby the bone tissue actually bonds with the surface of the implant. This is termed
“osseointegration” and is a unique benefit of titanium metal. It’s also what enables dental implants to
remain freestanding in the mouth and offer patients a fixed (non-removable) tooth replacement
3. Tiny Titanium Screws: Dental implants are not visible as teeth themselves. Rather, they are tiny
titanium screws used to support a ceramic tooth crown (in the case of single tooth replacement) or a
dental prosthesis (in the case of full arch replacement). It’s these latter components that are visible
above the gum line as teeth.
4. Long Lasting: Dental implants, if cared for properly, can last several decades without the need for
restoration or replacement. Some of the Colorado Springs patients that had their teeth replaced 40
years ago still have their original implants!
5. Strong, Natural Bite Function: Dental implants support a strong bite force that is very close to a
natural bite force. This enables patients to eat all the foods they enjoy without struggling or
discomfort. As a comparison, traditional removable dentures can only manage a bite force that is 25%
of a natural bite. After 15 years, this can decrease to a shocking 3%. The result of this is frequently
6. Healthy Jawbone: Unlike any other tooth replacement technology, dental implants replace both
the crown and the root of the missing tooth. This restores the stimulation the underlying bone needs
to remain healthy. In the long run, dental implants help to prevent the hard tissue atrophy and
resorption that can lead to further tooth loss.
7. Overall Oral Health: By filling in the gap/s left bare by the missing tooth/teeth, dental implants
actually help to prevent infection from attacking the exposed tooth socket/s. Because a socket acts as
natural traps for bacteria and food debris, filling it in with a replacement tooth goes a long way to
preserve overall oral health.
8. Same Day Solutions: Most dental implant procedures - even those designed to give Colorado
Springs residents a complete set of new teeth - can be completed in the space of a single day,
sometimes even in as little as an hour! Patients can literally walk into the dental office without teeth
and out again with new teeth.
9. Fantastic Success Rates: Single tooth replacement procedures using dental implants have a
success rate of 98% while total arch replacement has a success rate of 95% over a period of 10 years.
10. Not Painful! According to many Colorado Springs patients’ testimonies, dental implants hurt no
more than a straightforward tooth extraction! The use of anesthesia during the procedure eliminates
any discomfort, while post-operative pain can easily be managed by over-the-counter analgesic
medications, such as Advil or Tylenol. All in all, most patients report hardly experiencing any pain or
discomfort at all.
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