Dental Implant FAQ
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are made of titanium and are designed to replace the root structure of missing teeth. They provide support and stability for replacement teeth and are the longest-lasting solution available. Please call 303-250-0500 with any questions or to make an appointment.
How long will I have to be without a tooth?
The healing process is a period of either four or six months depending on where the implant is being placed. After the implant site is completely healed, the restorative dentist that is involved in your treatment plan will be the one responsible to make and place the crown or denture that fits on your implant(s).
What happens if I wait?
Tooth loss leads to bone loss. As a result, this can require a more complicatd treatment in the future. A removable prosthesis or denture typically requires adjustments, realigns and even a possible replacement from time to time. Dentures have additional costs such as denture adhesives and cleaners. Dentures can cause mouth soreness and pain which can worsen as the jaw bone deteriorates.
Why are implants expensive?
The implant processs requires three specialists: a surgeon to place the implant, a restorative dentist to design the replacement teeth/crown, and a laboratory to make them to the dentist’s prescription. Precise implant components are ordered specifically for your mouth. Much time and effort goes into planning and customizing every step to reproduce your missing teeth and preserve or reconstruct your jawbone, gum tissue and teeth. This treatment is designed to last for many years, when properly maintained.
Can I make payments?
For your convenience, we accept Discover, Mastercard, Visa and exact cash. We also accept Care Credit which allows you to choose a payment plan that meets your needs without any hidden charges or fees. They offer several no-interest short-term as well as low-interest long-term payment options. It only takes you a moment to apply over the phone or online, and our office will handle the payment processing for you. Please contact our office for more information.
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