Overview of Implant Placement

Dental implants at our Denver office offer a contemporary solution for missing teeth, and a tooth implant is the closest you can come to replacing them. Statistics show that nearly 70% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. Furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth.

Historically, patients had no alternative but to employ a fixed bridge or removable denture to restore their ability to eat, speak clearly and smile. Although they are still widely employed, fixed bridges and removable dentures are not the perfect solution. Removable dentures have metal clasps that secure them to the remaining natural teeth that may be visible when smiling; they may also slip or cause embarrassing clicking sounds while eating or speaking. Removable dentures may also accelerate bone loss in the area where the tooth or teeth are missing. Fixed bridges, while cemented in place, often require cutting down otherwise healthy adjacent teeth and ultimately place additional force on these natural teeth. They also do no allow for flossing in between the fused sets of crowns and can serve as “food traps” that can significantly increase the likelihood of recurrent decay, periodontal (gum) disease, and other factors that often doom fixed bridgework to early failure. For these reasons, fixed bridges and removable dentures usually need to be replaced every seven to 15 years, making them a lesser option than the tooth implant procedure we offer at our Denver office.

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Dental implants for Denver patients help eliminate virtually all of these concerns. They have now been around for over thirty years with decades of global research, clinical studies, and millions of patients to all attest to their status as the “gold standard” for replacing missing teeth. Rather than resting on the gum tissue like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements that your Denver oral and maxillofacial surgeon surgically places in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that “fuses” with the jawbone through a process called “osseointegration,” dental implants for our Denver patients essentially serve as prosthetic roots that then support an overlying crown. They never slip or make embarrassing noises that advertise the fact that you have “false teeth” and never decay like teeth anchoring fixed bridges. Just as importantly, because the tooth implant fuses with the jawbone it helps maintain the health of your jawbone by preventing further bone loss.

After more than 30 years of service, the vast majority of dental implants first placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States continue to still function at peak performance. Tooth implant based dental restorations look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. They can support an active lifestyle and can give you back the quality of life you deserve.

At Peak Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center, Dr. Noori will employ his years of experience and training with dental implants at some of the leading academic institutions across the country. Additionally, with any dental implants our Denver office utilizes some of the most cutting-edge imaging and surgical technology available anywhere- in addition to only using implants from the global leaders in implantology- to help you and your dentist plan your surgery with the utmost accuracy assuring you the best result available.

For your dental implants at our Denver office, Dr. Noori and his staff will take the time at every step of the tooth implant process to discuss your unique situation in detail and explain all of the options available to you.

A depiction of the upper jaw with all normal teeth
1. Normal
An example of the upper jaw missing a tooth with the jaw bone unhealed
2. Tooth Loss
A representation of a healed upper jaw bone after losing a tooth
3. Healed Bone
A digital representation of the initial dental implant placed in the jaw bone
4. Implant Placed
A representation of the healed jaw bone after placement of the dental implant
5. Healing
An example of a fully restored tooth using a dental implant
6. Implant Restored