Dental implants have been called one of the most important steps forward in the history of modern dentistry, and we are proud to make them available to our patients at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO.
Most patients have a lot of questions about dental implants, once they seriously begin to consider them. Are they experimental? Safe? Painful?
In just a few short decades, dental implants have evolved from uncommon to mainstream. Humans have actually been tinkering with permanent replacement teeth for thousands of years. Modern implants were made possible by the discovery that titanium fuses with bone. Once they do, the post – which is the actual implant – becmes a solid foundation for one or more replacement teeth.
As to safety, dental implants have a success rate of greater than ninety percent. Cases of rejection are rare. Future generations of implants are expected to be even better.
Most patients report being comfortable during the implant procedure itself. It involves minor surgery, though, and mild discomfort afterward is common. We can prescribe medication to manage it.
On the whole, most patients are delighted with the results of their dental implants. They prevent bone loss, restore chewing ability, and restore smiles. Call us at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO to learn more. We’ve improved the smiles of patients in Boulder, Louisville, and Broomfield, and also offer complete cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment today!
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