Dental Implants in Fort Collins, CO
Here at Caring Smiles, we offer dental implant restoration services. If you’ve undergone the dental implants procedure, but your restorations are showing signs of wear and tear, our team can get your implants back up and running in no time at all. At our family dental practice, we want our patients to be able to live a higher quality of life and a healthy, beautiful smile is an important part of that. Stop scouring the web for “dentists near me” and get the care you deserve in our state-of-the-art office. Let us take care of you and give you a reason to smile again.
Considering Dental Implants?
While we don’t offer full start-to-finish implants, we are more than happy to provide consultations if you are considering implants as an option for you. We’ll refer you to one of our trusted specialists, and we’ll work together to help you once again achieve the smile you used to know and love.
Dental Implant Restoration Services
Here at Caring Smiles, we offer dental implant restoration services for when your crown, bridge, or dentures have seen better days. Much like your natural teeth, your restorations can get worn down or even break if not cared for properly or if an accident occurs. Luckily, we’ve got your back. We’ll replace or repair your implant restoration so your smile can feel and look as good as new!
Dental Implant Process
For those considering getting dental implants, we’ll break down the process for you so when you come in for your consultation, you’ll feel more prepared. First, we’ll ensure that your jawbone has enough bone density to be able to take the implants. If we find out that you might not be a good candidate due to lack of bone density (which can be a result of tooth-loss), don’t fret. A bone graft for your jaw is an option that could make you a potential candidate. The implants themselves are made of three different parts: the implant, an abutment, and then the restoration. The implant is embedded in the jawbone, and then the screw-like abutment is attached. Once that has bonded to your jawbone, the restoration can be placed. The restorations can come in the form of a crown, bridge, or even full or partial dentures. It all depends on your unique needs.
Dental Implants FAQ
Are dental implants permanent?
Dental implants are occasionally referred to as a permanent tooth-replacement option because they’re not a removable appliance like some bridges and dentures. Instead, they’re secured in the jawbone just like how natural teeth are. Designed to be quite durable, they can last a patient a couple of decades with proper dental care.
Are dental implants painful?
The dental implant procedure should not be painful. There are anesthesia techniques and sedation options available to ensure that you’re kept comfortable while getting your dental implants. Like with any type of oral surgery, there may be some discomfort during the recovery stage, but this goes away over time and there are medications to help soothe any pain you might feel.
Can you get implants with receding gums?
Having healthy gums is important for the success of the dental implant procedure. Since the implant needs strong support and protection from the gums, those with receding gums may need to get a tissue or gum graft before moving forward with the treatment. In other words, dental implants are still an option—gum health just needs to be addressed first.
Does insurance cover implants?
Some insurance providers cover the cost of dental implants and some don’t. Even then, there may be more specific restrictions such as which part of the dental implant is covered or coverage based on why the patient is receiving the implant. We recommend checking with your provider to see what is or isn’t included.