Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a reliable solution for replacing missing teeth. A titanium post is placed into the jawbone to replace the missing natural tooth root and mimic its structure and anchor a dental crown, bridge, or denture to complete the tooth replacement solution.

Dental implants are fixed inside the jawbone and are, therefore, permanent. Knowing your replacement teeth are secure, you can eat, speak, and smile confidently.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer several unique advantages over other tooth replacement options. The titanium posts that anchor the tooth restoration mimic the natural tooth structure and can be safely placed in the jawbone. Thus, implants are sturdy and won’t slip or move out of position.

Furthermore, dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that replaces both the root and crown of the tooth. Therefore, the restoration will be just as strong and durable as your natural teeth were.

Procedure for Implants

Dental implants require surgery to be placed inside the jawbone. During the procedure, the implant will be surgically implanted into the jawbone, where it will fuse with the natural bone. 

After the procedure, the site will have to heal and there is a recovery period of a few weeks to a few months. During this time, the dental implant will fuse with the bone allowing the titanium post to act as a natural root. 

After the dentist places an abutment to connect the implant to a tooth replacement, they discuss with the patient to choose the most suitable type of restoration.


Taking care of your dental implant is essential to ensure your prosthetic lasts for years to come. You should continue to practice good oral hygiene, brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once. It is also essential to get dental checkups and cleanings every six months.

Snap-in Dentures

Snap-in dentures are a type of implant denture that snaps onto dental implants. They are held in place by a ball-and-socket mechanism. This type of denture can be removed from the implants for cleaning and when sleeping.

The snap-in denture is popular among patients who can’t or don’t want to wear conventional dentures. The snap-in mechanism doesn’t require any messy adhesive and the dentures can be quickly snapped into place, making them very stable and convenient.

Screw-in Dentures

Screw-in dentures are similar to snap-in dentures, but instead of being snapped into place, they are screwed into place. This makes them even more secure than snap-in dentures as they are firmly screwed to dental implants and not removable. 

How Are Snap-in Dentures Different From Screw-in Dentures?

Both snap-in and screw-in dentures have the same purpose: to replace missing teeth. However, they are slightly different.

Snap-in dentures are removable, while screw-in dentures are fixed. They are both made from high-quality materials. Snap-in dentures are held in place by a snap-in mechanism and dental implants. Screw-in dentures, on the other hand, are secured with screws to the implants. 

iSmile Dental, located in Denver, CO, is equipped with modern technologies that enable the best and most convenient dental care. Call us at (303) 955-6079 to learn more about the dental treatments we offer and schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist.

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