How Do I Know if I Need Dental Implants?

September 30, 2015

Dental ImplantsDid you know that over 180 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth! This statistic is staggering, but not surprising given the rise in popularity to things like Mixed Martial Arts and Spartan Races. Implants are an excellent treatment for many oral ailments, the most obvious indication that you may be a good candidate for a dental implant is a missing tooth.

Dr. Anthony Naranja, Dr. Trent Sayers, and Dr. Carole Emanuel can replace your missing tooth or teeth by using an artificial root, more commonly referred to as a dental implant. Unlike our same- day CEREC dental crowns, an implant is a multi- step process and can take around 3 visits to complete. If you need a tooth extraction this will need to happen first and foremost. Next Dr. Anthony Naranja, Dr. Trent Sayers, and Dr. Carole Emanuel and their skilled team will surgically place the implant, and restore with a crown. Flatirons Family Dental & Orthodontics utilizes Nobel Biocare Implants known as the very best in the industry. A screw- retained implant crown will be used to complete your treatment. Screw- retained implant crowns are more reliable and have a much higher success rate than their inferior alternatives. Healing time is an important step in the process, and Drs. Sayers, Naranja and Emanuel will ask that you are very careful with your eating and oral habits, but don’t worry, they will go over everything you need to know make an efficient recovery face- to face.

Damaged or excessively decayed teeth that are past the point of restoration are also indications of candidacy for a dental implant. Sometimes the doctors at Flatirons Family Dental & Orthodontics will even use a few implants to help improve the comfort and fit of a set of dentures, making most people with dentures excellent candidates for implants. This brings us back to the original question: how do I know if I need a dental implant? The very best way to know whether or not you need one or more dental implants is to see a professional for an exam and allow them to develop a treatment plan that would best address your issues. Flatirons Family Dental & Orthodontics in Superior, CO is now accepting new patients; Call today and schedule your COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION and our team will work hard to develop the best course of action for your missing or badly damaged teeth.