Dental Implants – Fort Collins, CO
Saying Goodbye to Missing Teeth
Are you wanting to laugh again? Do you miss smiling in pictures? Missing teeth can cause you to miss out on some of the finer parts of life but fortunately, it doesn’t have to stay that way. With dental implants in Fort Collins, Dr. Shiloh Lindsey can restore your teeth to their former beauty, giving you a longer-lasting, fully functional smile. If you’re ready to say goodbye to the gaps and hello to a new way of life, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lindsey.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Some of the additional benefits provided by dental implants include:
- Improved appearance by eliminating the possibility of facial sagging
- Greater confidence
- Better oral health because of the implant’s ability to stimulate the jawbone and prevent deterioration
- No chance for the implant to decay
- Easy to clean and maintain
- A restoration that can last 30+ years with proper care
- Greater functionality while eating, chewing, and speaking
Indications for Dental Implants
Whether you’ve lost one, multiple, or all your teeth, dental implants can be a viable and effective solution to restore your smile.
Missing Single Tooth
Using a single titanium implant post, your dentist in Fort Collins can bring life back to your smile. A single tooth implant consists of the post (implant), an abutment, which attaches to the implant and connects to the restoration, and a custom-made dental crown.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Unlike a fixed bridge that requires altering your natural teeth and uses them as anchors for the prosthetic, an implant bridge leaves your regular teeth alone and instead, uses two dental implants to close the gap and hold the customized dental bridge in place.
Missing All Teeth
An implant-retained denture makes it possible should you lose all your teeth along an arch. Placing between 4 and 6 implant posts along the jawbone, the customized denture will be snapped into place once you are finished healing, which can take anywhere from 3-6 months.
Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implant placement is costly, but the investment is well worth it. When you compare the benefits to those of traditional methods, it is no wonder why dental implants have become a more popular option over the years. Unfortunately, most dental insurance companies still do not recognize it as a necessity and will often not cover the cost of placement; however, there are other aspects of your procedure that may be covered, including:
- Pre-implant dental work (bone grafting, gum disease therapy)
- The number of implants needed
- The location of implant placement
- Materials used