If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants can restore health and beauty to your smile. Implants are widely regarded by dentists as a superior tooth replacement method. Not all patients are immediate candidates for this procedure, but Dr. Poovey has implant solutions that can work for you.
It’s likely that dental implants are the right option for you if:
Whether you choose a single-tooth crown, a multi-tooth bridge, or a full arch denture, your implant-supported restoration will blend in flawlessly with the rest of your smile. No one will be able to tell the difference from your natural teeth and they can last a lifetime with proper care.
If you’re suffering from tooth loss or struggling with removable dentures, you may feel self-conscious about smiling. This can decrease your overall confidence and negatively impact you in social situations.
Dental implants are secured to your jawbone so they won’t slip out of place and never need to be removed. Finally, you’ll be able to smile with confidence.
Dental implants fuse with your jawbone to replace the root of your missing tooth in a process called osseointegration. This stimulates healthy jawbone growth, preventing your surrounding teeth from shifting position and minimizing your risk of gum infection.
Unlike other restorations such as removable dentures, dental implants give you the freedom to live life unrestrained. They’re comfortable, natural-looking, and easy to care for. No other restoration can enhance your smile while protecting your health at the same time.
There have been a number of recent advances that make dental implants available to more patients than ever before. In some cases, a patient who’s a good candidate for dental implants may require one or more supplemental procedures to prepare for implant placement.
We offer a full range of supplemental treatments at our practice, ranging from bone grafting to gum disease treatment. These procedures will help add to the longevity and effectiveness of your dental implants.
Yes, you can very likely still qualify for dental implants. Ideal candidates for implant treatment will be in good oral health with plenty of jawbone mass. If you suffer from jawbone deterioration or gum disease, Dr. Poovey can prepare you for implants with a supplemental procedure.
To ensure the success of dental implant surgery, it’s vital that the patient’s jawbone is finished growing. For this reason, it’s necessary to wait until patients are at least 18 years old before they receive dental implants. For some patients, even more time may be required — Dr. Poovey will examine your jawbone to determine when you’re ready to support implants.
Any oral health problems that may jeopardize the success of dental implant surgery will have to be treated before you begin the process. For patients with gum disease, we can prepare you for implant placement with scaling and root planing or soft tissue augmentation.
Insufficient jawbone mass means that the implant fixture might not form a strong bond, making surgery risky. Fortunately, Dr. Poovey can restore your eligibility for dental implants with a bone grafting procedure.
If you’re interested in dental implants and want to discuss your candidacy, schedule a consultation with Dr. Poovey. He’ll listen to your concerns, examine your oral health, and design the perfect treatment plan to meet your needs.
Contact us today and get started on your new smile.
Dr. John P. Poovey
2412 Patterson Road #7
Grand Junction, CO
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