Dental Implants – Evergreen, CO
Regain the Natural Look & Feel of Your Smile
If you’re suffering from missing one or all of your teeth and would like a more permanent and advanced alternative to traditional restorations, we also offer dental implants in Evergreen. Dr. Sprout and Dr. Fitzgerald partner together to complete the entire process under one roof, including the placement of the implants and restoration. That way, you’ll be dealing with the same, experienced and friendly dental team throughout the entire process.
Why Choose Evergreen Dental Group for Dental Implants?
Experienced & Skilled
Lasts for Up
To 35 Years
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post that Dr. Fitzgerald will surgically place below your gums to replace the missing root structure of one or more teeth. Since titanium is a biocompatible metal, it will naturally fuse with your jawbone to provide it with stimulation and added stability. Once the healing process is over, our team will attach a metal connector piece called an abutment to the implants. After your prosthetic is created, we’ll secure it to the implants to complete your smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants offer a variety of unique advantages that distinguish them from traditional restorations. These benefits include:
- Preservation of the jawbone.
- Maintain the facial structure.
- Easy maintenance.
- Lifespan of 35+ years with regular care.
- Boosted confidence.
- Eliminate shifting or slipping restorations.
- Reduce risk of oral health problems.
- Prevent teeth from becoming misaligned.
- Customized, natural looking replacement teeth.
- Feels like natural teeth.
- High treatment success rate of 95 percent.
- No need to alter healthy surrounding teeth.
Indications of Dental Implants
The dental implant process starts out with an initial consultation conducted by Dr. Fitzgerald. During this visit, our team will examine your mouth and facial structure to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. If you are and decide to move forward with treatment, we’ll develop a customized timeline so you know exactly what you can expect throughout the process, including details such as the cost and what type of restoration would work best for your needs.
Missing One Tooth
For a single missing tooth, we’ll place one dental implant in the gap to replace the root and stimulate the jawbone. We’ll then attach the abutment and take an impression for the customized dental crown. Once crafted, we’ll secure the crown in place to complete the arch.
Missing Multiple Teeth
For several consecutive missing teeth, we’ll likely suggest an implant-retained bridge. We’ll start by placing one dental implant on both sides of the gap in your smile. This will anchor your dental bridge in place, allowing us to avoid altering your healthy teeth, like we would need to with a traditional bridge.
Missing All of Your Teeth
If you aren’t satisfied with traditional dentures, we also offer implant-retained full and partial dentures that can be secured with anywhere from four to eight implants, depending on the case. Once the implants are placed along the arch, we’ll secure your custom-crafted denture to them, completely eliminating the need for denture adhesive.
Learn More About Implant-Retained Dentures
If you want to get dental implants, but don’t want to go without teeth as your gums heal after surgery, we also offer Teeth-in-a-Day. Right after your surgery, we’ll secure a temporary denture to provide you with a completed smile until the healing process is complete and we can attach the permanent restoration.
Cost of Treating Dental Implants
Because the dental implant process is customized to fit each unique patient’s needs, the only way we’re able to determine the cost of your procedure is to first conduct an examination of your mouth. During this appointment, we’ll determine how many implants need to be placed, what type of restoration you require, and whether any preparatory procedures are needed. Based on these details, we can walk you through pricing and all of your financial options.
Dental Implant FAQ’s
If you’re still curious about dental implants in Evergreen, you’re in the right place! Please don’t hesitate to contact our office with any specific concerns you may have. Until then, we’ve also included the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants in Evergreen. Read on to learn more about this amazing tooth replacement option.
Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?
Before beginning your procedure, we will ensure that your mouth is numb. We also offer sedation for a greater sense of relaxation. The good news is that there aren’t very many pain-sensing nerves in your jawbone, making the surgery much more comfortable than you’d expect. In fact, the only discomfort you’ll feel is some slight soreness after your surgery, which can be managed with our prescribed medication or over-the-counter pain relievers.
How Successful Are Dental Implants?
When placed by a skilled implant dentist in Evergreen, dental implants enjoy a success rate of over 95%. This incredibly effective and predictable treatment will usually be successful as long as you maintain proper oral healthcare at home and visits to our office. Keep in mind that the success of your implants can vary based on the location of your missing teeth – back molars receive more strain from daily chewing compared to the front part of your smile, which is why they may be more likely to fail.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from Dental Implant Surgery?
As soon as a day after your surgery, you’ll be able to resume your normal activities. That said, avoid strenuous exercise during the first week or so to give your body some time to heal. Bleeding will stop after the first few days, and your swelling should eventually subside once you’ve rested for 3 to 4 days. The osseointegration process that allows implants to fuse to your jawbone can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months, but this will vary on a case-by-case basis.
Will I Have to Take Off Work for Dental Implant Surgery?
Typically, patients will get 1 to 3 days off of work for dental implants just to make sure they have some time to rest and relax afterward. Of course, no two smiles are the same, so you should request the time off that makes sense for you. Many patients elect to have their surgery on a Friday so they can take the weekend to relax without missing too much work. However, if your job is especially physically demanding, you should try to take at least 3 to 4 days off.
Do Dental Implants Feel Natural?
One of the benefits of dental implants is that they look and feel just like your natural teeth. Once placed and completely fused to your jawbone, we will mount lifelike restorations. In fact, you may eventually forget which parts of your smile have been replaced with dental implants. They don’t have any nerve endings, meaning any feeling or sensation will come from the gum tissue surrounding them.
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