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Implant Placement Rebuilds Your Smile Seamlessly

Animation of implant supported dental crownTooth loss can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. Several tooth replacement options are available today, and dental implants are right at the forefront, providing unmatched longevity, sturdiness, and aesthetics to smiles in need. At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, our doctor and team members recommend that patients work with both a trusted oral surgeon and a skilled restorative dentist to maximize the success of their results. Please contact one of our locations today to learn more about surgical implant placement, or if you’d like to set up an appointment.

What Exactly Is A Dental Implant?

Animation of dental implant placement

Unlike other reconstructive options, dental implants actually replicate the original tooth root in addition to the white crown on top. A tooth root is essential because it anchors the tooth to the jaw and provides stimulation to the natural tissue; without it, jawbone deterioration is a real danger that can threaten your oral health and function.

Dental implants are fixed permanently in place, resistant to slipping, and feel comfortable in the mouth. They can thrive for the rest of the patient’s natural life as long as they’re supported with diligent professional and personal maintenance!

How Are Dental Implants Placed?

Model of smile with dental implants

If our team determines that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, we will surgically insert the implants themselves into the patient’s jawbone. Implants are crafted from biocompatible metals, and over a healing period of three to six months, they will form a gradual and enduring bond with your natural tissue.

You will attend follow-up appointments with our practice until the implant site has completely healed. Then, it will be time to visit your general dentist or a restorative specialist in order to have the implants covered with lifelike, high-quality restorations.

All-on-Four Implant Placement

Model of All-on-4 implant denture

All-on-4 (also sometimes referred to as “teeth in a day”) is a specific implant procedure that involves the precise placement of four implants to replace an entire row of top or bottom teeth. A special technique is used to angle the implants so that they’re able to provide the new restoration with full support. Here in the Denver area, our doctor is happy to assist patients with this procedure and ensure strong, long-lasting results for their placed implants.

Bone Grafting

Animation of interior bone and soft tissue

When placing implants, patients need to have a suitable amount of healthy jawbone tissue left in the necessary sites. If they don’t, though, that doesn’t mean they’re stuck without teeth – our staff can perform bone grafting! During this procedure, our doctor will transfer bone from another part of the body to the mouth or use compatible tissue from an organ donor. The placement of this tissue can repair your bone and increase its size and depth.