Are You Ready For A Dental Implant?

Have you suffered recent tooth loss?  Have you talked to your dentist about the possible replacement alternatives?  If you’re considering a dental implant your dentist will perform an examination to determine risk factors and evaluate your particular needs.  Next up, diagnostic testing.

Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and scan your facial structure. He will also check the density of your jawbone to be sure that it is appropriate to support the implant. If any other dental work is called for it will be done before the implant process begins but If all systems are go you will be scheduled for surgery.

The titanium implant will be inserted directly into your jawbone where it will fuse to the bone over a span of 4 to 6 weeks.  During this time you will be fitted with a temporary crown so that you won’t be toothless during the healing process.  

A permanent crown can be custom made within 2 to 3 weeks time.  When your implant is ready the crown will be either cemented or screwed onto the abutment and the procedure will be complete.

Your dentist will give you detailed instructions about the care and consideration of your new artificial tooth.  He may also prescribe a professional strength mouthwash to ward off any chance of infection.

Call Rippe Dental Associates @ 303-562-1073 in Centennial to get started on a plan for your dental restoration.

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