• Dental Implants

  • What Are Dental Implants?

    A dental implant mimics the root of a tooth.  They create a foundation for your natural bone to grow around, allowing you to have natural-looking dental restorations without the hassle and discomfort of dentures.  

    Who Can Have Dental Implants?

    Usually, anyone can benefit from dental implants. There are a few criteria which must be met for them to be a success.  Prior to implant placement, you must be evaluated to see if you are a good candidate. Some of these criteria are whether you are a current or former smoker, have a certain level of existing bone, heathy gums, whether you have any chronic diseases or disorders and if you have been treated with radiation around the implant site.

    If you meet these criteria, you must commit to routine professional dental cleanings and maintain healthy oral hygiene self-care practices post implant placement, to ensure the further success of your dental treatment.

    Why Get Dental Implants?

    • Comfort: Since each implant is free-standing, they are more comfortable than dentures or bridges, which are tethered to other teeth
    • Strength: They are made of titanium and, if properly cared for, they will last a lifetime
    • Fit: Individual restorations ensure a custom fit to your unique jaw and smile
    • Speech: Unlike glued dentures or partials, they don’t interfere with the soft tissues of your mouth, allowing your speech to stay the same as it was pre-dentures
    • Flossing: You can floss around your dental implant and other teeth without the need for specialized flossers or appliances

    How Do I Take Care of My Dental Implants?

    Because implants mimic your natural teeth, you can brush and floss them as you would normally take care of your smile.  With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime!

    Give us a call at (303) 744-0600 to set up a consultation with Dr. Lipe and his expert staff so we can help you decide if dental implants are the right choice for you.