There are several different dental restorations that can be used to replace the presence and basic function of a lost tooth. In the past, this was primarily done by a removable partial denture or by installing a dental bridge. Each of these restoration methods came with the common complaint that the restored function of the tooth or teeth didn’t feel like it had the same strength as the original.
Over the course of the last two decades, dental implants have fast become a popular dental restoration option. This is essentially a titanium abutment that is surgically implanted directly into the socket and later covered by a dental crown.
Titanium is the ideal metal for this type of dental restoration. It is known to be biologically safe and in time it will fuse with the surrounding bone tissues. This process, which is known as osseointegration, anchors the abutment securely into your mouth with the same strength and integrity of a natural tooth.
Once total fusion has been attained, Dr. Vahid Bashi can start the process of fitting you for a standard dental crown. The material he recommends for the crown will be largely influenced by the tooth’s primary function and visibility in your smile.
Gold and base metal alloy crowns are durable, making them a good choice for back teeth that are called upon to do a lot of chewing and grinding. For a tooth that is visible in your smile, he will likely recommend a porcelain dental crown. This material can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding teeth in your smile.
With healthy gums and good oral hygiene habits, the dental implant restoration should provide you with a strong, natural-feeling tooth that will last a very long time.
If you’ve recently lost a tooth and you’re interested in a dental implant in Colorado Springs, Colorado, you should call 719-627-5916 to schedule a dental implant consultation at Best Care Dental.