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Dental Implants in Colorado

What Are My Options For Replacing Missing Teeth?

If you’re missing one or more teeth because of decay, disease or trauma, you have several options that can restore your smile’s natural look, feel, and function. Designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth, dental implants are changing the way people live, because patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.

Understanding The Process

Implant Placement Process

After your consultation with an AMOS surgeon to plan and determine if dental implants are appropriate for you, then a surgical procedure is needed to place the implant(s) into the jawbone. The implant(s) will then need time to heal and integrate.

Next we will place the healing abutment, which is a temporary piece that gives us access to the implant after the gum tissue heals around it.

Finally, we work with your dentist to have the custom-made restoration completed and placed on your implant.

What If I am Missing All Upper or Lower Teeth?

If you are missing all of your upper or lower teeth, there are several options to consider, including: full arch dental implants, implant-supported dentures, or all-on-4 dental implants 

Your AMOS surgeon will be able to help you determine which option is best for your specific situation and oral health needs. It's important to seek the help of a dental professional to determine the best solution for your missing teeth so you can maintain optimal oral health.

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What is Bone Grafting for Implants?

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure performed to increase the amount or quality of bone in a specific area of the jaw in order to make it possible to place dental implants. This technique is typically used when there is not sufficient natural bone to support an implant, or when the existing bone does not provide stability for the implant. Bone can be taken from another part of your body, or from a donor, and is placed into the deficient area where the graft will integrate with the surrounding natural bone and create a solid foundation for an implant to be placed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are implant-supported overdentures?

Implant-supported overdentures are a type of denture that is supported and stabilized by dental implants. Traditional dentures rest on the gums and rely on suction or adhesives to stay in place. Implant-supported overdentures, on the other hand, use dental implants to anchor the denture in place, providing improved stability, comfort, and function.

What are same-day dental implants?

Same-day dental implants refer to the placement of a dental implant and a temporary or permanent crown on the same day. This is in contrast to traditional dental implants, which typically require several months of healing before the permanent crown can be placed.

Same-day dental implants can be a good option for those who are looking for a faster, more convenient solution to replace missing teeth.

What happens after the implant placement?

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and place small temporary abutments that allow the gum tissue to heal and adapt around them. These healing abutments get the gum tissue ready for the final crown/tooth, which is placed with your dentist. When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire healing process usually takes six to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.

What is the cost of dental implants?

Dental implants are a worthwhile investment in your oral health and overall well-being, offering a long-lasting solution for missing teeth. While the cost of dental implants may vary, the benefits of having dental implants far outweigh the initial cost.

Think of dental implants as an investment in your future. They can improve your oral health, speech, and the ability to eat, and they can last a lifetime with proper care.

Don't let the cost of dental implants hold you back from the benefits of a complete and healthy smile. Let AMOS provide the best outcome for your specific case, and start investing in your oral health and future today!