Dental implants are one of the most predictable and long lasting ways to replace a missing tooth. When a tooth is lost or missing, a dental implant is a titanium post that integrates into the jaw bone to replace the missing root off the tooth.
The other alternatives are a fixed or removable bridge. The removable option is bulky and sometimes unstable thus is only used as a last resort. A bridge is the next best option and has the advantage of its speed of fabrication as compared to an implant’s integration time. But a bridge involves the teeth on either side which can overstress those teeth and make replacement costs higher over the long run.
The ideal option for tooth replacement is a dental implant whenever possible because it looks and feels just like a tooth, and over a patient’s lifetime, should cost less.
For specific questions regarding implants, call our Aspen, CO office at (970) 925-7730 for a consultation today.