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What Are Dental Implants?

February 26, 2021
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Posted By: Centre Family Dentistry Staff
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When it comes to filling gaps in your smile, dental implants are the closest you will get to natural teeth, making them an excellent choice for tooth replacement. 

Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots, actually bonding with your jawbone over time, which provides support and stimulation to the bone and your gums just as a natural tooth and root would. 

As the only tooth replacement option that actually bonds with your jawbone, dental implants offer an incredibly secure replacement for missing teeth. The implant provides a sturdy, long-lasting base for a dental crown, which is the visible, artificial tooth. 

With the security of a dental implant, you can laugh, talk, and eat without worrying about your tooth replacement falling out, which is a great benefit for many of our patients. 

Three interesting facts about dental implants that may interest you:

  1. Dental implants are the strongest tooth replacement option and the only one that stimulates natural bone growth.
  2. Dental implants date back to ancient times! In approximately 2500 BC, ancient Egyptians used ligature wire made of gold to try to stabilize teeth. Other ancient peoples used bones, ivory, and shells to create tooth replacements. 
  3. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a Swedish orthopedic surgeon named P.I. Branemark discovered that titanium fuses with bone while experimenting with transplanting the tibia and fibula in 1952. His experiments had been focused on knee and hip surgery. However, after his discovery, he switched his focus to dental applications, partially due to widespread tooth loss among the general population.

Dentists have been successfully replacing teeth with dental implants for decades. This time-tested dental restoration can help you create a beautiful, functioning smile. 

If you need tooth replacement services, reach out to our dental team to discuss dental implants. We will answer any questions you have about the procedure or about dental implants in general. 

Dental Implants in Fort Collins, CO

At Centre Family Dentistry in Fort Collins, CO, our experienced dentist, Dr. Jordan Humbert, provides dental implants to his patients so they can enjoy showing off a bright, full smile while improving their oral health. 

If you need dental implants, call our dental office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Humbert.

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