Clifford S. Litvak, M.S., D.D.S. and James R. Woller D.D.S.

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We have one simple approach to the way we practice dentistry – to provide all our patients and their families with outstanding dental care in a relaxing, welcoming, and comfortable environment. This patient-focused philosophy is the foundation for our success and enables us to deliver gentle treatments that are specifically tailored to meet each patient's unique set of needs.
 

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What Are Dental Implants?

November 30, 2021
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Posted By: The Litvak & Woller Dental Team
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Patients with one or more missing teeth should consider dental implants as an option for replacing them. In modern dentistry, there are several options available to patients who want to fill the holes in their smile; from classic dentures to modern dental implants, there are several choices to consider. In this blog, we will briefly cover dental implants in Denver, CO.

What Does a Dental Implant Do?  

A dental implant functions like a natural tooth allowing you to eat, drink, and smile the way you would with your natural teeth.

The implant crown has the appearance of a real tooth, making them a good option for showing teeth as well as the teeth further in the patient's mouth. 

More than just a cosmetic upgrade to your smile, dental implants perform several functions in the mouth that contribute to good oral health. When patients have one or more missing teeth, the remaining teeth tend to drift in the gums without the support of the teeth next to them to keep them in place.

A dental implant fills the gap of the missing tooth or teeth and helps hold the rest in their correct position. The implant will also serve to protect jawbone density and the gumline. 

How Does a Dental Implant Work?

The implant comes in two principal parts, the post, and the tooth crown. The dentist places the titanium post into the jawbone where the tooth root would have been.

Over time it fuses with the bone and acts as a root for the crown that will go into place on top of it. This post provides strong support for the crown and the rest of the teeth nearby. The crown can be removed and replaced by the dentist, allowing patients to upgrade their crowns many years later if they succumb to wear and tear. 

Contact Our Dentist Office in Denver, CO Today!

Do you want to learn more about dental implants and how the professional team at Litvak & Woller Esthetic Comprehensive Dentistry can help you? Contact our dentist office today at (303) 777-8850 to schedule a consultation for dental implants in Denver.

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