There are several options available to help rebuild a smile that is missing teeth, but none are as durable as dental implants. Dr. Joseph Thompson highly recommends this advanced treatment option when teeth are damaged or missing. Thompson Advanced Dentistry offers full dental implant services under one roof, eliminating the need to travel to multiple offices or specialists. Dr. Thompson uses the latest dental implant techniques and has incorporated digital technology to ensure the best possible outcomes. We are currently offering dental implants services to patients from Loveland, CO.
About Dental Implants
Thanks to incredible advances in dental technology, more attractive options are now available for missing teeth besides the standard dental bridge or denture. Dental implants have become the number one solution for replacing missing teeth. Not only do they look, feel and function like natural teeth, they are actually better for your oral health. Implants are the only tooth replacement option that replaces the tooth at the root preventing bone loss.
A dental implant is actually a tiny, screw-like post that placed in the jaw bone during a minor surgical procedure. They provide durable support for replacement teeth. A single missing tooth can be replaced with an implant supported dental crown. They can even replace multiple teeth or an entire mouth of missing teeth by anchoring a dental bridge or denture.
What To Expect
Dr. Thompson will first conduct a consultation at his Loveland, CO area dentist office with a thorough dental exam to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants. He will make sure you have enough healthy bone structure in the jaw to support the implant. You will also need to be in good overall health.
The dental implant process is multi step, beginning with the surgical placement of the implant posts into the jaw bone. Dr. Thompson offers IV sedation for this portion to ensure your comfort during the surgery. The number of implants being placed will determine the length of your surgery time.
The healing time can take anywhere from two up to six months. During this time the implants will fuse with the surrounding jaw bone during a process known as osseointegration.
The last step is to secure the dental restoration. Dr. Thompson will place your new custom dental crown, dental bridge or denture. Your restoration will look and feel just like natural teeth. Routine dentist appointments at our Loveland, CO area dentist office will ensure long term health and function of the dental implant.
How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implants require a significant investment but offer many more benefits than alternative treatments especially long term benefits. The average cost of a single tooth implant is around $4,500 but can cost up to $50,000 depending on different factors. The number and location of your missing teeth as well as the current state of your oral health will all factor into the total cost.
While dentures and dental bridges cost significantly less, they also require more care and maintenance. They will eventually need replaced, realigned, or rebased over time. This cost may exceed the cost of implants over the years depending on the wear and tear. Dental implants cost more but are a permanent solution and will help prevent bone loss. If cared for properly, they will last forever.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about dental implants and which option is best for you, we recommend scheduling a dental implant consultation with Dr. Thompson. Contact our office at 970.205.9614 or request an appointment online. Dr. Thompson welcomes patients from around the Greeley, CO area including Johnstown, CO and Loveland, CO.