Permanent Smile Restoration
At Alliance Family Dentistry, we offer a full range of dental implant services, and we can handle the placement, restoration, and maintenance of single-tooth, full-arch, and “mini” implants. We use BioHorizons implants to ensure the best possible results.
With dental implants from our dentist office in Colorado Springs, you can enjoy a new smile that looks and feels natural and supports the health of your jaw bone. Another benefit of implants is that they are permanent, and will likely last for the rest of your life with proper care. So don’t wait. Contact us now to learn more about the benefits of dental implants, and see if you’re a good candidate for treatment.
We offer a wide variety of oral surgeries including jaw surgery for complex occlusion issues/adjustments, bone grafts, sinus lifts, and alveoloplasty to prepare for implants, and tori removal to remove bony growths from the mouth that may interfere with dentures or implants.
The biggest benefit of oral surgery is that it prepares you for further treatment. With bone grafts or sinus lifts, for example, you can get a dental implant even if your jaw bone is weak. Once the graft has taken hold, your bone will be sufficiently strong to support an implant and restore your smile, and that’s a great thing.
At your implant surgery appointment, your mouth will be cleaned and numbed, and you’ll be sedated. Then, a small opening will be made in the gum and jaw tissue, and your dentist will place a small titanium implant precisely into this opening. Then, the opening is stitched shut, and this process is repeated for each implant.
When your implant has fully healed, an implant restoration such as a crown, implant-supported bridge, or implant-supported denture will be attached permanently to the dental implant. This completes the procedure and restores your smile.
It will take about 1-2 weeks to heal from your initial surgery. However, your jaw bone requires about 3-6 months to fully bond (osseointegrate) with your jaw bone. During this time, you will need to follow your recovery instructions from your dentist closely. You’ll also come in for a few follow-ups to check your healing progress.
If you have a healthy mouth and a strong jaw bone, you are likely a good candidate for an implant. If you have chronic oral health issues or a weak jaw bone, you may still qualify, but additional surgeries like bone grafts may be required to restore your smile. Get in touch with Alliance Family Dentistry now to schedule a consultation and see if implants may be right for you.
At Alliance Family Dentistry, we offer both gas-based nitrous oxide sedation and pill-based oral conscious sedation to keep you feeling safe and comfortable throughout your appointment. To learn more and see if dental sedation is right for you, contact us for a consultation now.