Dental Implants – Lakewood, CO
Rebuild Your Smile to the Fullest
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there’s only one option that feels just as natural as your old pearly whites – dental implants. Instead of just recreating the crowns of teeth, dental implants restore the entire tooth structure. Here at Dedicated Dentistry, Dr. Tavi Henry partners with the best dental implant specialists in the Lakewood area to streamline your treatment experience. To get started, give our friendly team a call to discuss tooh replacement with dental implants in Lakewood, CO!
Why Choose Dedicated Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Partners with Local Experts for Dental Implant Surgery
- Digital Dental Impressions Without the Mess
- Gentle Dentist & Team Who Put Your Comfort First
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is usually made from titanium. This material allows the implant post to naturally fuse with the bone and tissue after it has been surgically positioned in the jaw. The implant becomes embedded in your jawbone like the roots of your natural teeth, enabling it to support your restoration for years or even decades to come.
The 4-Step Dental Implant Process
- Consultation – The first step in rebuilding your smile is attending a consultation. Dr. Henry will examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to make sure you’re a good candidate for dental implants.
- Surgery – When it’s time to have the implants surgically placed in your jaw, you’re referred to a local specialist to ensure the highest quality of care.
- Osseointegration – Over the next four to six months, your jawbone will grow around the implant posts until they are essentially a part of your body.
- Placing the final restoration(s) – Once your implants have fully integrated with your jaw, Dr. Henry will secure your crown, bridge, or denture onto your implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Regular dentures and dental bridges aren’t fixed in your jaw, so they can feel unstable. As a result, it can be a challenge to smile or to chew your favorite foods. Dental implants, however, serve as the roots for your new teeth, helping them to feel more natural. You’ll also notice a stronger bite force. You can also count on them to last for decades or even a lifetime.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Out of all the types of tooth replacements available today, dental implants are by far the most versatile. As long as you have generally good oral and overall health and a strong jawbone, you’re probably a good dental implant candidate. This solution can bring back your full grin no matter how large the gaps may be. Depending on the number of teeth you’ve lost, Dr. Henry can plan out your treatment accordingly.
Missing One Tooth
A single dental implant can be vertically inserted into the space where a missing tooth’s roots used to be. Then, we can secure a custom dental crown on top to flawlessly recreate your tooth without compromising any of your remaining dental structure.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Instead of fitting a dental bridge over your natural teeth, we can place it over two implants that have been positioned at either end of the gap. For several non-consecutive missing teeth, a small number of implants can provide enough support for a partial denture.
Missing All of Your Teeth
Even if you’ve lost all of your teeth on your upper and/or lower arch, dental implants can give you a complete smile again. In most cases, it takes somewhere between four and eight implants to anchor a full denture that always stays in place no matter what you’re eating.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
When you look at the initial price tags, you’ll notice that dental implants cost more than bridges and dentures, but for good reason. The exact cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. However, because implants can last for decades to come, they can save you money over the years, as you won’t need to pay for your prosthetic to be frequently replaced as you would with a denture or a bridge.