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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are changing the way people live! They provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Drs. Graff and Peterson can restore your dental implants in Montrose, CO so you can smile, talk, and eat with confidence!

Why it’s important to replace missing teeth

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you are probably well aware of their importance to your looks and overall health. Your teeth do not stand alone and are part of a complex, integrated system. Every single tooth helps to ensure that the teeth in front and behind it stay aligned. As we chew, a healthy tooth strengthens the quality of your jawbone and helps to prevent bone loss. When a tooth is missing, the bone in that area is no longer stimulated during chewing and the jawbone can begin to shrink.  This can cause physical changes to your face, typically making you look older than you are.

What to Expect

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are placed into your jawbone where teeth are missing. The post acts as an artificial root. The bone in your jaw bonds with the post, creating a strong foundation for your artificial tooth and helps to maintain your jaw structure. Our dental office works closely with the local oral surgeons who place the implants.

After a period of healing, Drs. Graff and Peterson will prepare a custom abutment (connects the new crown to the artificial root) and crown, bridge, or denture to specifically fit your unique mouth and implants. An implant-supported crown is the best way to replace a single missing tooth. You no longer need to worry about damaging adjacent teeth with a conventional bridge. An implant-supported bridge can be utilized when multiple teeth are missing. Many people love this option to replace an ill-fitting partial. Implants can also be used to support and stabilize a full denture. Patients love being able to talk, socialize, and eat without being concerned about a loose denture!

Schedule for an Evaluation

Graff and Peterson Dental is committed to helping patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Call our dental office in Montrose, CO and schedule an appointment with Drs. Graff and Peterson today!