Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you looking for a permanent replacement for missing teeth? Dental implants may be right for you. Dr. Joseph Thompson is a Greeley, CO dentist that is experienced in implantology. In 2010, after completing the Dentsply dental implant mini-residency, he started offering surgical implant placement. In 2013, he completed the surgical program at the world-renowned Misch International Implant Institute. Learn more about implants below and contact Dr. Thompson if you think dental implant treatment is right for you.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a three-part replacement for one or more teeth. It is made up of a titanium post that is implanted into the jawbone, an abutment, which is placed over the part of the implant that extends beyond the gum line, and the crown, which is fitted over the abutment and provides the natural appearance of a tooth.
If you need to replace one or two teeth, you may choose implants. However, dental implants can also serve as anchors or support for the replacement of several teeth as well as partial or full dentures.
Which Implant Solution is Right For You?
The expert dentists at Thompson Advanced Dentistry can evaluate your oral health and determine if a dental implant suits your needs. Dental implants are generally suitable for adults of any age and including those who have gum disease, bone loss, chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or who are currently wearing dentures or a bridge. Children are still growing, however, and so implants are appropriate only in special cases.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Individuals who choose dental implants enjoy more self-confidence, natural-looking replacement teeth, and a better quality of life. The use of implants helps prevent bone loss and the cutting down of healthy teeth in order to insert a bridge. If you have partial or complete dentures, your days of clicking, slipping or discomfort can be over.
Schedule a Consultation
Call 970.205.9614 or request an appointment with Dr. Thompson and his dedicated team. They will help you find a replacement option that works best for you and your specific needs.