The best permanent tooth replacement treatment available to Boulder County people who are missing teeth are dental implants.
A dental implant is a metal (ideally titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the rod. Titanium is amazingly strong and extremely well tolerated by the human body. There are very few instances of rejection. In fact, most Boulder County implant dentists are not familiar with any such cases.
Tooth implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. Are you a good Boulder County candidate for dental implant surgery?
Because the metal rod is anchored into the jaw bone, it is essential that you have enough healthy bone at the implant site. Dr. Gordon West can determine if you do.
Age is rarely a factor. Dental implants have proved to be successful for Boulder County people of all ages. Dr. Gordon West provides comprehensive cosmetic dentistry care for every member of the family.
There are a few medical issues that may affect your eligibility for implants. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, radiation therapy for cancer, parathyroid disorders, bone disorders and leukemia. The presence of one or more of these conditions does not necessarily mean an implant cannot work for you; discuss any health issues with Dr. Gordon West during your implant consultation.
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry is located at 1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201 in Lafayette. Call 303-665-5335 to schedule an implant consultation.