Dental Implants Specialist
Dental implants provide far greater security than traditional dentures and bridges, helping patients feel more comfortable and more confident following tooth loss. H and M Family Dentistry is a leading provider of dental implants for patients in Aurora, CO, using the most advanced techniques for restorations that look and feel more like natural teeth.
The leading edge in the replacement of missing teeth are still dental implants. Dr. Gao is one of the best experts to visit when you need an implant to restore your missing teeth or beautiful smile. When it comes to technology, he and Dr. Sui always adopt the latest and greatest to give patients the best experience possible. The 3D CT Galileos machine enables Dr. Gao to create a full evaluation which allows for streamlined and efficient treatment. This advanced technology help the doctors greatly to minimize redundant treatment, minimize time to complete procedures and to maximize the chances of success when completing Implant dentistry. For every implant he places, Dr. Gao uses a and some of the finest implant materials to safely and strategically place implants to which new teeth will be attached. Using a state-of-the-art CEREC CAD-CAM machine, Dr. Gao can create crowns to cover the implant that very same day if the situation allows. The new crowns he creates fit his patients’ bites perfectly and mimics the strength and color of their original teeth.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a metal post that’s implanted into the jawbone and is used to support a single artificial tooth or crown or to support a denture featuring multiple teeth. Because they’re anchored in the bone, dental implants are very secure and provide a comfortable, natural fit, making them a popular alternative to conventional dentures and bridges.
What happens during the dental implant procedure?
Dental implant procedures typically take three visits. At the first appointment, the implant post will be implanted into the jawbone where it will remain undisturbed for several weeks to enable the bone tissue to fuse with the implant post (a process called osseointegration). If the jawbone is too thin or fragile to support the implant, a bone graft procedure can be performed to supplement the existing bone. At the second appointment, a second piece called an abutment will be attached to the post and an impression will be made and sent to the lab where the crown will be created. During the third visit, the crown will be attached to the post and adjusted and buffed for a perfect fit.
What is an implant-supported denture?
An implant-supported denture is just what its name implies - a denture featuring multiple teeth that are attached to dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are less costly than the replacement of multiple teeth with individual implants, and they’re far more secure than traditional dentures. The post attachments prevent the denture from slipping and causing sore spots.
How should I care for my implants?
Implants can be cared for with regular brushing and flossing and routine trips to the dentist’s office for cleanings and checkups. Even though the artificial tooth can’t decay, like any crown, it can become loose or damaged, and the gums around the implant can become infected or diseases just like the gums around a natural tooth. Seeing the dentist regularly helps ensure the gums remain healthy and the implants remains secure and stable.
How long will a dental implant last?
Dental implants are very durable, and with proper care, they can last as long as a natural tooth.
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