If you’re looking to replace damaged or lost teeth, the experts at Colorado Alliance for Health Equity and Practice (CAHEP) offer dental implants to restore your smile. The office in Denver and Aurora, Colorado, works diligently to bring you a beaming smile with stronger function and support. Call the office today to schedule an appointment or reserve your spot through the online portal.

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What are dental implants?

Tooth loss affects millions of Americans annually. Dental implants provide a custom-tailored, surgical solution. These implants secure into your jaw bone with three distinct components: the implant body, abutment, and crown.

The implant body replaces the tooth’s root and stabilizes the abutment, an extension of the root designed for the crown to fit on top. Once secure, your provider cements the crown into place. The dental implant is flush with the existing set of teeth and is indistinguishable.

Am I eligible for dental implants?

The team at CAHEP examines several factors to determine if you’re a prime candidate for dental implants. They’ll first consider your total oral health. The presence of preexisting dental morbidity requires treatment first.

Factors increasing the likelihood of dental implants include:

  • Missing teeth
  • Healthy surrounding tissue
  • Inability or dislike of dentures
  • No current conditions affecting bone healing

Furthermore, the licensed professionals at the Dever, Colorado, office check that you have ample bone tissue in your jaw. Dental implants require enough bone density to secure them in place. Bone grafting may be necessary if there’s not enough present.

What can I expect during a dental implant procedure?

If your jaw is too thin or soft, your doctor will recommend bone grafting surgery before a dental implant procedure. They’ll determine your eligibility for bone grafting and discuss the risks and process of the surgery.

The team first removes and treats damaged and decaying teeth. This may require varying treatments depending on your needs and the severity of the damage. Once cleared, the doctor prepares your gums for dental implants. They’ll make a small incision in the gums and expose the bone where the implant will be placed.

The body will heal and secure the implant body alongside bone tissue after the implant is in the correct position. Once the healing process finishes, your health care provider places the abutment into the newly embedded implant. More healing occurs before, finally, a crown is secured snugly over the new abutment.

What should I do after a dental implant procedure?

You should care for your new dental implants with an excellent oral hygiene regimen, including brushing and flossing twice a day. It’s also advised to avoid tearing packages with your teeth or eating dense materials like ice to prolong the life of your implants.

Call Colorado Alliance for Health Equity and Practice to learn more about dental plants or schedule using the online reservation system.