Dental Implants Rebuilds Your Smile Seamlessly
Tooth 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?
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?
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.
Implant-retained dentures offer the aesthetic value of natural looking dentures along with the security of dental implants. For patients that need to replace a complete smile, this option is often the best. Several dental implants are strategically positioned along the jaw at points of sufficient bone density. After surgery, your gums will heal rather quickly, but several months are needed for the implants to integrate with the bone. Once this process is completed, your new dentures will be attached to the implants.
All-on-Four Implant Placement
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.
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.
Cost of Dental Implants
If you’re interested in getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth, then one of the first questions on your mind is likely, “How much do they cost?” In truth, the price of a dental implant procedure can vary quite a bit from patient to patient depending on a number of individual factors. Below, you can learn about everything that influences the price of implants, or, to know what your specific procedure will cost, you can schedule an implant consultation by contacting us today.Learn More
Dental Implant Technology
To complete your smile with dental implants, the latest technologies in dentistry enhance the process. With high-quality impressions, computer-guided surgery, trusted materials, and emerging innovations, we will help you make a long-term investment in your oral health and your quality of life. Combined with our qualifications and experience, your dental implants will provide a long-term solution to fill the empty spaces in your smile.
Advanced Dental Implant Procedures
To ensure your new smile is successful, you may need additional procedures before we can place your implant posts. Besides tooth extractions, we may recommend bone grafting or a sinus lift. Our oral surgeons can safely and effectively create the right foundation for your new smile using advanced dental implant procedures. Based on your individual needs, we determine which procedures will help to support the posts to promote the longevity of your new smile.Learn More
Dental Implant FAQs
We’re the experts in dental implants, and that means we’re here to answer your questions about this most popular option in tooth replacement! Keep reading for our much-anticipated dental implant FAQ. If questions remain after you finish, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Fangman Oral and Facial Surgery to learn more. We’re here for you!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the premiere tooth replacement option available today. A single dental implant is a tiny titanium post that takes the place of a missing tooth’s root. Dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw, supporting a dental crown, a bridge, or a removable or fixed denture.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
The magic behind dental implants lies in something called “osseointegration.” Titanium encourages the growth of bone tissue, which means that upon implantation, the jaw bone will slowly begin to grow together with the implant post. This process provides a prosthetic retained by dental implants the ultimate in stability.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer a number of advantages for patients who have suffered tooth loss. Some of the most significant include:
- Dental implants support the jaw bone to preserve the youthful face shape and prevent further tooth loss.
- The ability to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence is restored.
- Implant-retained dentures function better and are more comfortable to boot.
- There is a reduced risk of oral sores and discomfort related to ill-fitting prosthetics.
- Dental implants can last a lifetime when cared for properly.
How Do Dental Implants Compare?
For eligible implant candidates, there is really no comparison between dental implants and other options in tooth replacement, like a fixed bridge or traditional denture. Dental implants promote better oral and overall health while also providing the most natural-looking replacement for your smile. And over time, teeth replaced with dental implants also require less maintenance.
What’s the Cost of Dental Implants?
The cost of dental implant procedures varies from patient to patient. Yours will depend on the health of your jawbone, how many teeth you are missing, the material your dental implants are made from, and where in the jaw they will be placed. To get a better idea of how much your dental implant procedure will cost, you will need to schedule a consultation with your implant dentist.
What Makes Someone a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Eligible candidates for dental implants are people who are in good oral and overall health. Because implants are placed in a surgical procedure, patients who have weakened immune may need to consider a non-implant retained option. Smokers are also at a higher risk of dental implant failure. Your implant dentist will evaluate your oral and overall health to determine whether or not you are a good candidate.
Where Can I Learn More about Dental Implants?
At your dental implant dentist’s office! To learn more about this excellent method of tooth replacement, you are invited to contact the office of Altitude Oral and Facial Surgery today. Go ahead and contact one of our convenient locations to discuss what’s possible with your tooth replacement!