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Dental Implants at Green Dental Care, Parker, CO

TOP 5 Questions About Dental Implants – Answered!

Traditionally, dental bridges and dentures have been the ONLY way to replace missing teeth. Then dental implants came along. In the beginning, the cost of dental implants was quite high, but like anything else, the process has become more straightforward and implants are now quite affordable.

You’ve probably heard of Dental Implants, but want to know more about them before you make an appointment for an implant consultation. So let’s answer the 5 most common questions patients ask us about dental implants.

1. What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a titanium screw (similar to the root of a tooth) that is surgically positioned in the jaw bone beneath the gums, the implant allows the dentist to place a post (aka abutment) with a cap (aka crown) or bridge on it that feels and works like a tooth. Implants can also be used to stabilize a loose denture.

2. Are dental implants a good option for me to replace my teeth?

If you are thinking about dental implants to replace missing or broken teeth you have to have good gums and jaw bone to support the implant(s). In the event your bone is too narrow, short, or soft you may require a bone graft to rebuild your bone so it is able to accommodate an implant.

3. Are there different types of dental implants?

Yes! There are two types: endosteal (the most common) and subperiosteal implants. Endosteal implants are surgically screwed into the jaw bone, whereas subperiosteal implants rest on top of the jaw bone, but under the gums. Depending on the implant company, Implants can also be machined and shaped differently.

4. What is the implant procedure like?

There are a few steps to dental implant installation…
Following the initial evaluation and 3D CBCT X-ray, the dentist will determine if bone grafting is necessary and measure to see what size implant is appropriate for the area that you desire to have an implant placed. Once ready for implant surgery, a pilot hole is made to line up the location of the titanium screw and the titanium implant screw is inserted into the jaw bone. This is followed by a period of 4-6 months of healing. Finally, impressions of the implant are made so that a dental lab can custom-fabricate an abutment and crown that attach to your implant.

5. What problems can arise with dental implants?

As with any medical or dental procedure complications can arise. Although dental implants are very successful, possible complications include: infection around the implant site, nerve damage or tingling sensation, pain to gums or teeth, or sinus complications from an implant that protrudes into the sinus cavity.

Choose A Doctor You Can Trust!

Christopher Green, DMD has taken advanced training in dental implants where he has gained the skills and experience to perform dental implant procedures from start to finish all at one office, conveniently located at 19551 Hess Road, Suite 100, Parker, Colorado 80134.

Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth or adding extra support to a loose denture. They feel great, look natural, and allow you to chew normally again.

Call us today at 720-845-5252 and mention this article to receive a complimentary gift of $200 off an implant consultation or treatment. Or, for a virtual consultation with Dr. Green, click here and answer a few easy questions so we can better assist you.

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Your Guide to Safe Sedation Dentistry

Your Guide to Safe Sedation Dentistry

In the United States alone, there are over 30 million people that start to sweat when they hear the word dentist. These fears can lead to patients who put off going to the dentist for a long time. Dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, broken teeth and other dental problems tend to snowball the longer we put them off.

But with Sedation Dentistry, you can get caught up on all the dental work you need, comfortably.

Dentistry Doesn’t Have To Be Torture

At Green Dental Care, Dr. Christopher Green has training in oral conscious dental sedation, which allows you to relax in an almost dream-like state where you often entirely forget your visit to the dentist’s office. With sedation, dental procedures are finished more quickly and typically allow the dentist to fix all of your teeth in one sitting without the need for additional visits.

Here’s How It Works

First, we perform a thorough review of your medical history during your dental examination and together we develop a plan to fix your teeth — one that fits your desires and budget. This appointment is easy and relaxed. We just want to get to know each other.

Second, we get you back for your sedation and dental treatment appointment. You won’t be able to drive the day you are sedated. So, we will ask that you have a friend or family member drive you to our office. Once at our office, we get you comfy with a blanket and movie — even a pillow if you want. Then we give you some medicine to take by mouth, a very safe sedative called a benzodiazepine. You can learn more about before and after sedation instructions here.

Once the medicine kicks in, you’ll feel relaxed and in the “dream state” that we mentioned, Dr. Green can get to work on giving you a healthy smile again.

Whether you have a low pain threshold, have had bad dental experiences in the past, know that you have years of dental work that you need to get done, or all of the above, dental sedation may be the best option for you to comfortably get all of the dental treatment you need.

So, What Are You Waiting For?

Call us today at 720-845-5252 and mention this article to receive $200 off any dental sedation consultation or treatment at Green Dental Care!

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