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Dentists in Fort Collins and Dental Implants

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Our team of dentists in Fort Collins answer the question.... What are dental implants? They are artificial or synthetic tooth roots whose main function is to offer support to a restoration for any missing teeth and assist to prevent the loss of the jaw bone. This procedure is classified under prosthetic dentistry but it is also known to be a form of cosmetic dentistry. These implants are mainly suitable for individuals with generally good dental health or those with a missing tooth or teeth which has come about as a result of periodontal infection, injury, or any other reason. Individuals who have lost their teeth in one way or another as previously stated are usually quite self conscious especially when it comes to smiling and talking. Another problem which can come about as a result of loss of a tooth, or teeth, is the fact that it can affect a person's eating habits which can then cause other health issues such as malnutrition. Our Shore's Family Dentistry - Dentists in Fort Collins - will address all these issues one on one with anyone having problems. Through the replacement of the missing roots of a tooth an individual gains back the ability to eat the foods they have always loved, without the need to struggle when it comes to chewing food. Dental implants are also known to help in maintaining facial features.

The two most common types of dental implants being used today are:
  1. Endosteal - this is usually placed within the bone and is known to be the most common type. Each implant is used to hold one or several artificial teeth and is mainly used as a substitute for patients who have bridges or detachable dentures.
  2. Subperiosteal- these are implants placed on the surface of the jaw with a metal framework used as support to firmly hold the prosthesis into place. These implants are most suitable for patients who are not able to wear standard dentures and with a less bone height.
There are various reasons which result to the loss of teeth which include: It is very important for an individual to consult with our Shore's staff of dentists in Fort Collins or an oral surgeon in order to effectively determine whether or not they are suited for this procedure. Once you pay us a visit, we will be able to thoroughly check your teeth and gums while carrying out an evaluation on the density and quantity of the bone. During this process, our dentists usually make use of X-rays as well as scans produced by a computer tomography which help to clearly show whether or not there is enough bone structure for inserting the implant and to give a clear indication of where exactly the implant should be positioned. Every situation is different and unique and therefore it is important to find out from your doctor at Shore's how long the procedure will take, and what is to be expected during the entire process. Our dentists in Fort Collins staff at Shore's Family Dentistry will be more than happy to answer all of your dental implants questions.

Dental implants are to replace missing teeth The dental implant post is surgically placed
Implants are prescribed to replace a missing tooth or teeth.

An implant post is surgically placed into the area where the tooth is missing. In a few months bone will fuse to the implant.
Customized crown or bridge is cemented to the implant Dental implants restore natural beauty
A customized crown or bridge is permanently cemented to the implant. Implants restore the natural beauty, function, and health of teeth.

We use these products for this type of treatment:

Shores Family Dentistry
4360 Boardwalk Dr. Ste #100
Fort Collins, CO 80525
P: 970.226.2920
F: 970.226.8699
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