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Are you missing teeth in your smile? If so, dental implants are often the perfect choice to bring back your healthy, functional smile. Our dentist, Dr. Nicole Holmes is experienced with dental implants and are happy to tell you everything you need to know about restoring your smile with this kind of restoration. Whether you need to restore one tooth or several, dental implants can do the job effectively.

Losing a tooth–whether to damage or decay–means that your smile is now missing not only the tooth but the tooth root as well. Dental implants replace the tooth root so that a tooth (crown, bridge, etc.) can be replaced by anchoring it to the implant. With the help of dental implants, our dentist places the implant into the jawbone and allow it to heal and fuse. This will provide a strong foundation for the crown, bridge, or denture to come.

To imagine what your implant will look like, picture the following three components:

1- The implant itself is a post which is either cylindrical or tapered constructed from titanium. This implant’s role in this restoration is to act as the tooth root.

2- Next is the abutment, which is a connector that is attached to the top of the implant that allows it to connect to the new teeth or tooth.

3- Finally, this is the part which is visible–the crown will be placed.

One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they mimic your natural teeth in look and function. For you, this means a successful implant restoration will allow you to smile, speak, laugh and eat with self-assurance once more. You won’t have to worry about not being able to speak clearly, or having the restoration stand out, or having it move around in your mouth. It’s just like having natural teeth!

At Holmes Dental in Fort Collins, Colorado, we understand how important your smile is to your self-confidence. We look forward to helping you with all of your oral health concerns. To find out more, or to schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Nicole Holmes, please call 970-221-2499 today. We look forward to helping you bring back your healthy, functional smile!