Dental Implants in Loveland and Longmont
Dental implants provide a whole-tooth replacement following the loss of one, two, or a full row of teeth in the upper or lower jaw. By replacing the missing tooth’s root as well as the visible crown, your jaw has the stimulation it needs to stay healthy for a lifetime to come. Dr. Ryan Koenig places dental implants for Fox Creek Family Dental so that you never have to leave our comfortable office. Contact either our Longmont or Loveland, CO location today to schedule your consultation.
The placement of dental implants requires extreme precision and an expert hand. Dr. Koenig has extensive experience in this aspect of implant dentistry. To begin your treatment, he will evaluate your tooth loss and put together an advanced treatment plan. Later, each dental implant is placed beneath the gum line. The oral surgery is performed on healthy patients who have plenty of jawbone structure for proper anchoring of the dental implants. If significant jawbone degeneration has occurred due to gum disease or missing teeth, we may recommend a bone augmentation procedure before beginning with your dental implants.
After your implant surgery, you will embark on a recovery period of several months. During the recovery, your dental implants will grow together with the jaw bone. This process, which is better known as osseointegration, provides unsurpassed stability for your new tooth replacement. You return to our office to begin your final restoration once the implants have healed.
Implant-Retained Crowns & Bridges
While the traditional fixed bridge provides a fine option for people missing several teeth, nothing provides more stability for your smile than an implant-retained crown and bridge. The traditional method requires extreme alteration of the healthy teeth surrounding the gap left by missing teeth. However, dental implants can be placed independently, leaving more of your healthy smile intact. In eligible candidates, dental implants enjoy a success rate of as much as 95%.
Dental implants also mimic your natural tooth structure so closely that you will not have to worry about being at an increased risk of tooth decay or gum disease – brushing and flossing is as easy as ever with implants! An implant-retained crown or bridge can be expected to last for a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. We can help you reclaim your smile confidence with a dependable, implant-retained crown and bridge in Longmont or Loveland, CO!
Anyone who has ever lived with an ill-fitting denture will tell you there is almost nothing worse than the stress that your teeth will fall out while you are eating, speaking, or laughing. Dentures (prosthetic teeth) that are not retained by dental implants simply rest on the gums. Not only are they difficult to adjust to, but they will almost certainly become loose and uncomfortable at some point. Even with proper maintenance, dentures need to be refitted to keep up with the diminishing volume of your jaw bone every six years or so.
Because dental implants keep your bone structure intact, dentures that are retained promote better oral health and help to ensure that you enjoy a comfortable, well-fitting tooth replacement for a lifetime to come. An implant-retained prosthetic, also called an overdenture, clicks into place for maximum security and stability. Implant-retained dentures are the best solution when a patient does not have any teeth left in the jaw, but still possesses enough healthy bone structure to support dental implants.
Dentures retained by dental implants offer patients a wealth of benefits, including but not limited to the following:
- Restored ability to eat, speak, and smile without any stress
- Natural-looking solution
- Increased comfort
- No rubbing that could lead to infection-prone oral sores
- Improved oral health
- No need for denture adhesives
- Exceptional longevity
While dental implants do come at a higher cost that non-implant supported options, they offer a whole host of benefits for patients’ oral and overall health. Patients from Longmont and Loveland, CO can benefit from dental implant care at Fox Creek Family Dental. To learn more about how implant dentistry can help you, please schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations today!