Specialized Denver Dental Implant Placement – Centennial too!
At our practice, Dr. Brian Gurinsky places quality dental implants with meticulous care. From your initial consultation through every step of planning and pre-surgical support our specialist listens carefully to your concerns and wishes for your smile.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of a titanium post, an abutment, and a restoration. The post is surgically placed into the jaw where it fuses with the bone and becomes a secure foundation for the appropriate prosthetic. The abutment connects the restoration (prosthetic) and the implant post.
Dental implants replace tooth roots to restore function and stability. When conventional restorations, like fixed bridges, are used, support relies on adjacent teeth staying healthy. Implant-supported restorations feel natural, are firmly anchored, and don’t shift out of place, as adhesive based dentures can.
Single Tooth Replacement - When you are missing a single tooth due to an injury, periodontal disease, or decay we use a single post to support a dental crown.
Replacing a Row of Teeth - When you have lost two or more teeth in the same area a single-unit or multi-unit bridge is a more functional and long-lasting solution than traditional fixed bridges. For a single-unit bridge, we place two posts to support up to three replacement teeth in a row, and an additional post can be added to support more.
Full-Arch Replacement – When you are missing most or all of your teeth, a full or partial denture can be supported by as few as four implant posts.
The prolonged absence of natural teeth causes the jaw to lose bone volume. In these case, or in the case of severe gum disease, bone grafting may be necessary to ensure a good final result. The gums (soft tissue) also needs to be healthy enough for a positive outcome. Dr. Gurinsky performs gum grafts and bone grafts in Denver for successful dental implantation. Healing time with bone grafting is typically around six months but temporary restorations are provided. If no grafting is necessary, you may be fully healed in as little as three months.
Implant-supported Dentures in Denver
Removable overdentures or permanent hybrid dentures are two of the options available for our Denver denture wearers. Dental implants offer a stable hold and foundation for your existing denture or a new appliance. We partner with a number of restorative dentists who design dentures to fit correctly, feel comfortable, and look natural.
To learn more about receiving dental implants in Denver or Centennial, call Dr. Gurinsky today!