We’re here to help you through every step of the dental implant process. Whether you need one tooth replaced or many, your dental implant journey starts by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Poovey.
By the time you leave your consultation with Dr. Poovey, you’ll understand what to expect from the dental implant process and the treatment options that are available so you can make the best decisions for your care.
During this visit, Dr. Poovey will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to get the information he needs to create your treatment plan. He uses advanced technology, including our Sirona 3D® Cone Beam system to create precise, 3D images of your mouth. He will spend time answering your questions and speaking with you about your dental restoration goals.
Together, you and Dr. Poovey will decide if dental implants are the right tooth loss solution for you.
Using the information gathered during the initial consultation, Dr. Poovey will design your customized treatment plan to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. You’ll have a chance to review and approve your plan before any work begins.
Some patients may benefit from a supplemental procedure, such as bone grafting or gum disease treatment, which are designed to prepare the teeth, gums, and jawbone for dental implant placement. Dr. Poovey offers a full range of supplemental treatments to ensure your dental implants are as successful as possible.
Once you’ve had the chance to review and approve your treatment plan and any recommended supplemental treatments have been completed, you’ll be scheduled for your dental implant placement. This part of the process may be completed in one visit or several, depending on your treatment plan.
During your procedure, Dr. Poovey will place your dental implant in your jawbone. In some cases, the restoration–single crown, multiple-tooth bridge, or full arch denture–can be placed during the same appointment. Other patients may return to our practice to have their restoration placed once their mouth has fully healed.
For all dental implant treatments, the healing period is very important. It’s during this time that osseointegration takes place, a process in which the jawbone fuses with the implant, forming a strong foundation for your restoration. This process is the key to the success of your dental implants, allowing them to be a beautiful part of your smile for years to come.
From the initial consultation to your final restoration, it typically takes 3-6 months to complete a dental implant procedure.
Osseointegration is the process of your titanium implant fixture fusing with your jawbone to replace the missing tooth root. This is the key to the success of your implant, as it stimulates healthy bone growth in your jaw and allows your implant to function like a natural tooth.
We use anesthesia for dental implant procedures and patients report little to no pain or discomfort associated with the treatment. However, it’s common to expect some soreness when recovering from dental implant surgery. Dr. Poovey will be happy to provide pain medication for patients who need it.
Would you like to find out if dental implants are the best treatment for you? We encourage you to contact JP Dental and Implant Center and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. John Poovey. Don’t wait to restore your smile! Contact us today!
Dr. John P. Poovey
2412 Patterson Road #7
Grand Junction, CO
Monday: 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM - 5PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM - 5PM
Thursday: 7:30AM - 5PM
Friday: 7:30AM - 4:30PM