What Are Dental Implants?

Titanium Dental Implants For Boulder

What are dental implants? – This is still a common question when people learn about mini implants or titanium dental implants. Essentially, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed in the stead of a natural tooth root. Dental implants provide a solid foundation for removable or permanent replacement teeth. If we do not answer the question “what are dental implants?” on this page for you, give us a call and we’d be happy to provide more information. Even if you live outside of Boulder, in the Lafayette or Longmont areas, you’re still close enough to benefit from Dr. Gordon West’s implant dentistry expertise.


Many of our patients from Longmont and throughout Lafayette CO have learned that titanium dental implants and mini implants are truly a phenomenal leap in dental technology. Here are some benefits clients from Boulder and across Colorado have experienced:

  • what are dental implants and mini implants in Boulder and Lafayette COPermanent : Titanium dental implants are designed to be permanently placed in your mouth and even outlast the recipient. Dr. West places top-quality dental implants that may benefit your smile for as long as you wish to share it.
  • Support : Titanium dental implants and mini implants replace a natural tooth root in the fullest sense. Implants, like the titanium dental implants, actually fuse with your jaw bone and provide support and structure to prevent the deterioration of your facial tissue and minimize the sag and bag associated with it.
  • Worry Free : Mini implants and titanium dental implants give you a worry free tooth replacement option, allowing you to eat the foods you love, laugh with friends and family and grin comfortably because you will know your smile isn’t going anywhere.
  • Confidence : Patients from Longmont agree that Dr. West isn’t just great at placing the actual implant, that he also makes beautifully natural looking tooth restorations (a dental bridge, dental crowns, false teeth) that probably no one will ever know aren’t your real teeth.


TITANIUM DENTAL IMPLANTS | The titanium dental implants Dr. West places are made of a high quality titanium alloy. When the implant is placed in the stead of your natural tooth root and given time to heal, it actually fuses with your jaw bone in the stead of your natural, missing tooth root. This gives you as strong and permanent of a foundation as your natural tooth root did.

MINI IMPLANTS | Dr. West offers his patients the option of mini implants. Mini implants are the exact same thing as a normal dental implant… just smaller. Mini implants are great when the root being replaced is small and space is limited.

Now that we’ve answered “what are dental implants” and how they are beneficial, let us know if you are interested in more information about mini implants or titanium dental implants and call the office of Dr. Gordon West in Boulder. We also serve clients from Longmont and Lafayette CO as well!