Dental implants can help you eat, laugh, and talk with ease once again! Our compassionate team is here to listen to your story, answer any questions you may have, and outline a tailored dental implant treatment for your smile.
After losing a tooth or having one extracted, we'll help you consider all your replacement options. Dental implants can restore the functionality of your bite and improve your overall oral health. As one of the most secure and long-lasting tooth replacement options available, dental implants act as a natural part of your smile and replace that missing tooth you’ve been hiding.
Unlike your natural teeth, dental implants can't get cavities.
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With cone-beam computed tomography, or CBCT technology, we give our patients peace of mind. This reliable technology ensures precise placement for increased patient comfort and better overall outcomes.
Our 3D surgical guides allow us to plan a precise and seamless surgical experience. Due to the efficiency of the 3D guides, your surgery will be quicker, more comfortable, and will produce optimal results.
All-on-4® dental implants can replace a full-arch of missing teeth without relying on uncomfortable dentures that shift and slide around. Using just 4 dental implants, you can get a comfortable, natural-looking smile.
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Once you’ve been approved for treatment, your Littleton dentist will schedule your oral surgery appointment and provide a surgical plan. During the surgery, your doctor will make an incision in your gum tissue to securely place a dental implant in the jaw. Next, the area will be cleaned and sutures will be placed to begin the healing process.
Your gums and jawbone will begin to heal once your implant has been placed. After 1-2 weeks, the incision site will be healed, but it will take 3-6 months for the implant to permanently bond with your jaw bone through a process called osseointegration. To ensure you are healing properly, we will see you for a couple of check ups during the osseointegration process.
The final step in the implant treatment process is the restoration. Your restoration, or prosthetic dental crown, will be custom crafted to match your smile and securely affixed to the titanium implant. Once your new tooth is in place, your smile will be complete!
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Implants function and feel just like natural teeth so you can brush, floss, and eat normally.
Your implant will be crafted to fit seamlessly with your smile and will look exactly like a real tooth.
Implants are made of biocompatible titanium which fuses to your jaw, thus preventing bone deterioration associated with tooth loss.
Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth.
In some cases, you may be able to get an implant in just one day, depending on the type of implant you will be receiving. In these cases, the restoration your doctor provides will be a temporary appliance to keep your tooth healthy and functional until you have fully healed from your dental implant placement surgery. With your temporary restoration, you’ll be able to speak and eat normally during the healing process.
Your doctor will schedule a series of follow-up appointments to track your healing process and take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will help the lab create your custom-made restoration. Your permanent restoration will be durable and more natural-looking than your temporaries. We recommend coming in for a consultation to see what type of dental implant might work best for you.
Yes. After losing a tooth, your jaw will no longer be stimulated by the natural pressure of chewing and biting. This causes bone loss to occur and also weakens the jaw bone.
When the dental implant post is placed, it will bond directly into the jaw bone and act as an artificial tooth root. This titanium “tooth root” transmits the force of chewing and biting through the dental crown and into your jaw bone just like a real tooth would, keeping it healthy and strong.
Yes, dental implants can become infected, but this is an unusual complication. This type of infection is known as “peri-implantitis,” and can sometimes occur during the healing process or if the implant is not kept clean.
We'll provide you with all the instructions you'll need to ensure a successful recovery! We encourage you to brush and floss regularly after your implant has healed to avoid peri-implantitis and maintain a healthy implant.
When placed properly and maintained with care, dental implants can last for years. In fact, It’s quite common for patients to keep their implants for the rest of their lives.
The implant restoration, however, may not last as long. Restorations such as dental crowns or overdentures take on regular wear and tear from chewing, biting, and more. After time, the restoration may need to be replaced to keep your smile healthy and functional. By coming in for regular exams, your dentist can check to ensure your restoration is in good condition.
All-on-4® implants are great for patients who are looking to replace an entire arch of teeth. By using just 4 implants, your entire upper or lower set of teeth can be replaced in as little as one appointment. All-on-4® is more permanent and natural-looking than dentures, and usually costs less than replacing each tooth individually.
Single tooth implants are the most-frequently used dental implant and are made up of two main parts. The first is the dental implant, which is a titanium rod with a screw-like shape. The second part is the dental crown, or restoration, which will be attached to the titanium rod. This dental crown reinstates the shape, function, and appearance of your natural tooth. Unlike a partial denture, single-tooth implants are extremely durable and never move or shift.
Titanium is durable, light, and biocompatible.