The idea of dental implants has been around for thousands of years, but implants as we know them today are miracles of modern dentistry. At the New Image Dental Implant Center in Denver, we provide patients of all ages with the latest in implants.
Archaeological evidence shows that objects like pebbles and seashells were used to replace missing teeth, as long as five thousand years ago. Today, implant design is aided by computers.
Strictly speaking, a dental implant is not a replacement tooth, but the titanium post that is surgically implanted into the patient’s jaw. The replacement tooth sits on top of the post. What makes them so desirable is at least twofold: they look and function like a natural tooth, and prevent bone loss and an accompanying shrunken appearance in the face.
One of the few prerequisites for getting a dental implant is having enough healthy gums and bone to support one. Even if your bone is too thin, however, it can be built up with a bone graft.
If you are missing one of your natural teeth, or even more than one, dental implants may be the answer to your prayers. Visit our smile gallery to see photos of some of our patients. To find out more, contact the New Image Dental Implant Center in Denver and schedule a consultation.
Contact New Image Dental Implant Center: 303-321-8400