Dental Implants — Denver, CO
Replace Missing Teeth Once and For All
Losing one or more teeth can be devastating for both your overall oral health and your once-confident smile. Our dedicated team at Pearl Dentistry offers several rejuvenating solutions for this serious issue, but above all else, we strongly recommend that patients consider dental implants in Denver. Unlike traditional bridges and dentures, implants are revolutionary in their ability to perfectly mimic natural teeth, and you’ll be amazed by how seamless the final results are. Contact our Lower Highlands neighborhood dental office today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Amanda Pooler or Dr. Stefanie Walker.
Why Choose Pearl Dentistry For Dental Implants?
- Friendly, Experienced Team Offering Personalized Care for Each Patient
- Partnered with Local Specialists for the Best Possible Results
- Dental Insurance Welcome & Flexible Financing Available
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are designed to be placed directly into the jawbone. Thanks to their biocompatible nature, they’ll fuse with the surrounding bone tissue over the course of several months to essentially become part of the jaw. Dental implants act as roots for replacement teeth, holding them securely and comfortably in position just like a natural tooth. One or more implants can support a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture to replace any number of missing teeth anywhere in the mouth. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that rebuilds missing teeth from the roots up, giving them unmatched functionality and aesthetics.
The Dental Implant Process
Once it’s been determined that you’re a good candidate for implants, the first step of the process will be their surgical placement within the jawbone. Dr. Walker and Dr. Pooler can recommend you to a trusted nearby specialist for this portion of your care. Then, once your mouth has had enough time to properly heal from the procedure, you’ll return to Pearl Dentistry so that we can design and place brand-new, customized restorations.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a wide range of benefits that cannot be achieved with any other type of restoration, such as:
- Improved smile aesthetics
- Greater confidence
- An easy to clean restoration
- A restoration that can last 30+ years with proper care
- Improved functionality when eating, chewing, and speaking
- Enhanced stability because of surgical placement
- Improved oral health because of continued jawbone stimulation
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Dental implants offer great versatility when treating patients with missing teeth. But before we move ahead with your treatment, we need to ensure that dental implants are a good choice for you and that you’re an ideal candidate.
The ideal candidate for dental implants has good oral and general health, a strong jawbone that can support the implants, and doesn’t suffer from any autoimmune disorders. Before some patients are good candidates for dental implant surgery, they may need preparatory procedures such as a bone graft, sinus lift, or periodontal therapy. After the healing period for these treatments is over, their surgery can be scheduled. It’s just important that your gums and oral structure are healthy before your implants go in your mouth because these are the foundation for your replacement teeth. Without good oral health, it could increase your risk of experiencing dental implant failure down the road.
Once we’re sure that dental implants are right for you, we’ll plan your treatment around how many teeth you’re missing.
Missing 1 Tooth
A single tooth implant requires a titanium post, metal abutment, and customized dental restoration that sits on top of the implant. No healthy teeth are altered because the implant is placed into the exact socket of the missing tooth, allowing the implant to stimulate the jawbone and restore the entire tooth structure from the root up.
Missing Multiple Teeth
An implant bridge can be created to close a larger gap in your smile. When one or more consecutive teeth are missing in a row, we can place two implants into your jawbone before fitting a customized bridge on top of the implants, bringing back all of the teeth at once without altering the dental structure around them.
Missing All Teeth
If you think removable dentures are the only way to replace all your teeth, guess again. We can provide an implant denture that looks and feels just like your regular teeth, only you won’t need to worry about buying dental adhesive to keep it in place. With 4 or 6 implants, you can enjoy a fully functional, more stable smile for years to come.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
If you are considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you’ll be surprised just how much money you’ll save in the long run by choosing a more permanent, stable, and longer-lasting solution. At Pearl Dentistry, Dr. Walker and Dr. Pooler will walk you through the process and what factors are considered when it comes to formulating a cost estimate for your new smile. If you want to learn more about implants and whether they are a feasible option for you, contact our office today!
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
Without a doubt, dental implants are most definitely worth the investment. Yes, they are more costly upfront; however, when you consider the many benefits you’ll receive by choosing a more permanent solution, you will never regret your decision to choose dental implants.
Some of these benefits include:
- Minimal maintenance
- Improved appearance and boost in confidence
- Natural look and feel
- Greater functionality
- No chance of decay
- A restoration that can last a lifetime with proper care
Dental Implant FAQs
Are you debating about getting dental implants in Denver, but aren’t certain if they’re the best choice for you? We’ve answered some common questions that we receive from our patients below so you can make a confident and informed choice about your tooth replacement solution.
Does Dental Implant Surgery Hurt?
At Pearl Dentistry in the Highlands, we partner with highly skilled local oral surgeons for dental implant placement. Before the surgery even begins, they’ll use local anesthesia to ensure that you remain completely numb and can’t feel a thing. If it’s your first time having surgery, we can walk you through the procedure so you know exactly what to expect and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to remain by your side throughout every step of the process so you always have someone to turn to in case you have any concerns.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Research has shown that with the proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for up to 35 years, which is several times longer than the average lifespan of traditional restorations like dentures. That means that you’ll have to spend less time at our office and get to spend more time enjoying your beautiful new teeth!
Dental Implant Post-Op Instructions
Every dental implant surgery recovery process is different and varies based on several factors, including how many implants have been placed. However, most of our patients report being able to return to their regular schedule after a day or two of healing. After your surgery, it’s important that you don’t disturb the wound so your gums have a chance to heal around your implants. Here are some recovery tips for a fast healing time:
- Place a cold compress on any area to bring down swelling.
- Maintain a soft food diet initially.
- Continue good oral hygiene habits to prevent infection. Rinse with warm salt water regularly (at least 4-5 times every day), and continue brushing your teeth and gums, just be gentle.
- While you’re healing, keep physical activity to a minimum.
Maintaining & Caring for Your Dental Implants
Here are some maintenance tips to increase the lifespan of your implants:
- Brush twice each day and floss and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once every day.
- Visit our office every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
- Maintain a nutritious diet.
- Contact our office if you experience any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms.
- Quit bad oral habits like tobacco use.